Sources indicate that the flight had been planned for departure at 8 pm. Trudeau had arrived in the capital city on Friday to participate in the G20 Summit.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his delegation will extend their stay in New Delhi, the host city for this year’s G20 summit, due to a technical issue with their plane that occurred just before departure.
“The Canadian Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement, saying, ‘Upon our departure for the airport, we were informed by the Canadian Armed Forces that CFC001 was experiencing technical problems. These issues cannot be resolved overnight, so our delegation will remain in India until alternative arrangements are made.’
“Official sources indicate that the flight was originally scheduled to depart at 8 pm. Trudeau had arrived in the national capital on Friday to participate in the G20 Summit.
“This is not the first time that the Airbus has caused issues for Trudeau and his delegation. According to CTV News, Canada’s 24-hour all-news network, in October 2016, an issue required the aircraft to return to Ottawa just 30 minutes after takeoff with the prime minister. In October 2019, the VIP plane collided with a wall while being towed into a hangar in Ontario