Boeing 737-800 is forced to divert when one engine shuts down

A Boeing 737-800 heading to Canada from Cuba declared a mid-air emergency and was forced to divert when one of the engines shut down. 

Air Transat flight TS691 from Santa Clara to Toronto diverted to Orlando. It landed safely.

Air Transat is the third-largest Canadian airline, based in Montreal, Quebec.

DailyMail.com has reached out to Air Transat for comment.

A Boeing 737 heading to Canada from Cuba declared a mid-air emergency and was forced to divert when one of the engines shut down

A Boeing 737 heading to Canada from Cuba declared a mid-air emergency and was forced to divert when one of the engines shut down

A Boeing 737 heading to Canada from Cuba declared a mid-air emergency and was forced to divert when one of the engines shut down

Earlier on Saturday, an American Airlines flight was forced to land at Pittsburgh International Airport due to a mechanical issue.

The airline says Flight 2244 had departed about 7.30am Saturday from Chicago and was bound for Washington with 72 passengers and six crew members aboard. 

The Boeing 737-800 landed in Pittsburgh at 9.30am without incident and soon taxied to a gate.

No injuries were reported in the incident, and there was no disruption to air traffic in Pittsburgh. American says all the passengers were rebooked on other flights to Washington.

Specific details about the mechanical problem were not disclosed.

Air Transat is the third-largest Canadian airline, based in Montreal, Quebec

Air Transat is the third-largest Canadian airline, based in Montreal, Quebec

Air Transat is the third-largest Canadian airline, based in Montreal, Quebec

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