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An Air Canada flight experienced hydraulic failure but landed safely at Palm Beach International Airport Saturday afternoon.

WEST PALM BEACH — A flight carrying 179 people landed safely Saturday afternoon at Palm Beach International Airport after experiencing difficulties.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Aviation Units were notified just before 4 p.m. that Air Canada 921, an Airbus A321, was “experiencing hydraulic failure on two of its backup units,” according to Fire Rescue Capt. Derek Wiley. A plane’s hydraulic system controls several features, including brakes, landing gear and flaps. The Air Canada flight was carrying more than 10 tons of fuel, Wiley said.

The flight departed from PBIA at 2:45 p.m., turned around as it approached Daytona Beach and landed in West Palm Beach at 4:13 p.m., according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware. The flight was originally headed for Toronto, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman confirmed.