WestJet plane makes two emergency landings in 24 hours

Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

westjetThe aircraft of WestJet that had made an emergency landing yesterday at Calgary due to a smoke scare had to go for an emergency landing even today.


Flight 662 of the WestJet Airlines was carrying 132 passengers and was travelling to Toronto late on Friday morning. However, it had to return shortly to Calgary a little while after take off when smoke started issuing from its air conditioning system.


The plane was capable of making a safe landing.


The spokeswoman of the airlines named Lauren Stewart said in a statement that the airlines company is aware of the fact that the very same aircraft is had experienced a similar incident on Thursday.


On Thursday, the same flight 737 that was on its route from Calgary to Phoenix was carrying 168 people on board the flight.


But then, the flight had to be aborted after the crew members of the airplane had reported smoke inside the cabin and also the flight deck.


After landing without any further incident in Calgary, the plane had been removed from service for the purpose of overnight maintenance before it was cleared for Friday’s flight, according to Stewart.


Stewart added that the aircraft would be removed once more and the maintenance inspections would be conducted before it is returned to normal service. She said that the airlines would like to offer an apology to their guests for the inconvenience caused. But she mentioned that the travellers would be accommodated for Toronto immediately.


Carol Henke, the Calgary Fire Department spokeswoman said that there have been no injuries as a result of the aborted flight.




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