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Air Canada flight to Maui diverted back to YVR after 'hydraulic indication'

(Source: Air Canada website)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A Vancouver-Maui flight almost half-way to its destination has had to turn around and fly back to YVR after a mechanical issue.

Air Canada says flight AC535 is now on its way back to Vancouver with 167 passengers, for whom the airline is arranging another airplane to get them back to Hawaii “as soon as possible.”

Isabelle Arthur, Air Canada’s director of media relations, says the Boeing 737 MAX 8 had to return for “maintenance reasons due to hydraulic indication.”

No further details were given.