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Air Canada flight forced to return to Pearson airport after engine trouble

An Ottawa-bound Air Canada flight diverted back to Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Friday night after an engine malfunction, the airline told CBC News.

An Ottawa-bound flight landed after a pilot detected an 'engine anomaly,' Air Canada says

An Air Canada flight headed for Ottawa was forced to land at Pearson airport on Friday night, minutes after taking off, GTAA says. (Mark Blinch/Canadian Press)

An Ottawa-bound Air Canada flight diverted back to Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Friday night after an engine malfunction, the airline told CBC News. 

Air Canada Flight 476, which left Pearson airport at 7:30 p.m. ET, landed back at the Toronto airport minutes after taking off from a Terminal 1 tarmac, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) spokesperson Natalie Moncur said.

The airplane's pilot detected an "engine anomaly," Air Canada spokesperson Angela Mah explained. 

She added the aircraft landed "normally" with emergency responders awaiting nearby as a precaution, but the Boeing 767-300ER aircraft was cleared to taxi to the gate without assistance.

Air Canada says none of its 175 passengers aboard the flight were injured.

Crews are working to determine the cause of the incident.