June 20, 2008

Ont. Premier’s Flight From California Makes Emergency Vegas Landing


TORONTO - Premier Dalton McGuinty's trade mission to California took a little detour when his aircraft lost cabin pressure on his return flight home.

Calling it an "adventure," McGuinty says his Air Canada flight from Los Angeles was forced to land in Las Vegas. But he says the plane first dropped to 3,962 metres and circled above the desert for two-and-a-half hours.

Geared up for a lengthy trip to Toronto, the aircraft had to burn fuel before it could land.

But the unexpected stopover was not a total loss.

The Premier got a chance to chat with tennis great Andre Agassi in the airport lounge.