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Canada PM Trudeau stuck in India after aircraft break-down

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with his delegation have been forced to remain in New Delhi, India after the G20 summit by an extra day following the break-down of his aircraft.


Trudeau arrived in India for the meeting of the leaders of 20 leading economies on Friday, September 8 ahead of the summit which began on Saturday.


He was due to return home on Sunday after laying a wreath at a memorial to Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, but a mechanical fault kept him in India overnight, according to Guardian.


The Canadian High Commission in New Delhi referred AFP to a statement from Trudeau’s office saying that the Canadian air force, which operates the plane, had informed the delegation it “was experiencing technical difficulties”.


“These issues are not fixable overnight, our delegation will be staying in India until alternative arrangements are made,” it added.


Canada’s CTV identified the plane as an Airbus, saying it was not clear when it would be able to return, adding it “isn’t the first time” it had had problems.

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