The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and his delegation will stay an additional night in India after the G-20 Summit as his plane developed a technical fault.
“Upon our departure for the airport, we were made aware by the Canadian Armed Forces that CFC001 was experiencing technical issues. These issues are not fixable overnight, our delegation will be staying in India until alternate arrangements are made,” the Canadian Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
Sources said the flight was scheduled to take off at 8 pm.
Trudeau had arrived New Delhi on Friday to attend the G20 Summit in India that ended on Sunday.
This is not the first time that the Airbus has caused problems for Trudeau and his delegation.
According to a Canada’s 24-hour news network, the aircraft had in October 2016 returned to Ottawa 30 minutes after taking off with the prime minister, indicating a technical error.
CTV news also said in October 2019, the VIP plane rolled into a wall while being towed into a hangar in Ontario.