Air Transat Toronto-Manchester flight grounded in Montreal

An Air Transat flight, TS564, travelling from Toronto to Manchester, U.K., was safely diverted to Montreal after experiencing electronic issues, but remained grounded 12 hours later.

Flight turned around over Atlantic Ocean

An Air Transat flight bound for England was diverted to Montreal. (Air Transat)

An Air Transat flight, TS564, travelling from Toronto to Manchester, U.K., was safely diverted to Montreal after experiencing electronic issues — but remained grounded at Trudeau airport for much of the day.

The plane, an Airbus A-310, left Toronto at 11:45 p.m. on Thursday. It flew past Newfoundland before turning back toward Montreal early Friday morning.

Passengers still hadn't left Montreal by 9 p.m. E.T. and took to social media in frustration.

Air Transat cited mechanical problems and apologized for the inconvenience on Twitter. The company said passengers would be compensated. 

Passengers were scheduled to depart on a new plane at 9:30 p.m. ET Friday — 22 hours after they first left Toronto.

It appears that plane took off on schedule.

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