Pacific Coastal Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Kelowna

Published on : Saturday, December 31, 2016

pacific-coastal-airlinesA flight of Pacific Coastal Airlines that was travelling to Vancouver from Cranbrook had to be diverted to Kelowna, on Thursday night.


The pilot of this aircraft had noticed a warning indicator light and then had followed the emergency protocol. Thereafter, he helped the plane to be diverted to Kelowna.


The spokesperson of Kelowna International Airport named Jasmine Patrick said that as per the safety procedures, all the emergency response teams were dispatched. Later, the aircraft was able to make a perfectly safe landing at approximately 6.25 p.m.


This plane was carrying 30 passengers.


All of them had to be escorted off the plane and into the terminal.


Janelle Hynes, the official spokesperson of Pacific Coastal Airlines said that the aircraft was shifted to a different location and a mechanic was brought in to investigate.


She went on to add that a recovery flight was brought in to take the passengers the rest of the way to Vancouver.


Janelle also said that all the passengers were in good spirits and they had made sure the passengers are informed as to what had been happening.


Around 9 p.m., the recovery flight had taken off. Those who missed the connecting flights were put inside hotels located in Vancouver for the night.


Hynes also said that there was no trace of smoke or fire on board at anytime during the incident.


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