Air Canada crew forced to shut down engine on Boeing 737 Max flight, complete emergency landing

An Air Canada flight crew on Tuesday shut down an engine on a Boeing 737 Max-8 shortly after takeoff and diverted to Tucson, Arizona during a flight between Marana, Arizona and Montreal, a spokesperson for the airline confirmed.

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The pilots were performing a test flight when an engine indication warning came on.

There were only three crew members aboard. The crew landed the plane without issue.

A spokesperson said shutting down an engine is part of normal operating procedures in such situations, saying mordern aircraft are designed to operate with one engine.

The Federal Aviation Administration cleared the Boeing 737 Max to return to service in November after nealy two years and two deadly crashes.