Cuba-bound Sunwing flight 'couldn't take the chance,' returns to Canada
A Sunwing Boeing 737-800 passenger plane prepares to land at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
CTVNews.ca Staff with a report from CTV Ottawa
Published Monday, December 10, 2018 7:57AM EST
Passengers on a Sunwing flight out of Ottawa say that their trip was delayed when the plane turned around just two hours into a trip to Cuba.
Sunwing Flight 324 left Ottawa for Varadero, Cuba, on Sunday night
But after only a couple hours in the air, passengers were told that the flight was being turned around.
“They say it was an issue with the fuel and they were concerned that the possibility of not being able to make it,” passenger John Laurin told CTV Ottawa.
Laurin said that they were told that the return was due to a “technical issue,” and that the crew “couldn’t take the chance” continuing with the flight.
The flight was rescheduled for early Monday morning, and passengers arrived in Cuba shortly before 6 a.m.
CTV Ottawa reached out to Sunwing for a comment, but has not heard back.