WATCH: Alarm In Spain’s Madrid As Boeing 767 To Make Emergency Landing

FOR THE second time today, Spain’s Madrid Airport in under alarm for flight drama.

@controllers Is everything all right? That flight passed through Tres Cantos after taking off from MAD Barajas so low that it was not normal. Credit: Beatriz M. Blancas @Beatrizxy

Spain’s port operator AENA says that an Air Canada Boeing 767 aircraft is to make an emergency landing at the airport in Madrid Monday after reporting technical problems.

As Euro Weekly News understands, the Toronto-bound flight AC837 departed from the Adolfo Suárez-Barajas international airport earlier in the day however just 30 minutes after takeoff it requested a slot for an emergency landing.

Spain’s main union of pilot workers, SEPLA, reported the following in a tweet:

More problems in Barajas: at 3pm, a Boeing 767 from Air Canada lost parts of its landing gear which had entered the engine, forcing it to declare an emergency. It must now spend three hours burning fuel.

 

According to Spain’s El Mundo, the plane is carrying 130 passengers and that it lost a wheel during takeoff.

The incident has been recorded by various residents of Madrid, alarmed that there was a plane flying unusually low over the Spanish capital’s centre and suburbs.

As tweeted by Oscar Guitierrez:

“This is the Air Canada plane that has flown over the centre of Madrid at no more than 200 metres above sea level. It was scary to see it just above the Retiro turning south. #frightening”

 

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