Air Canada Jazz Suffers Engine Fire Just After Takeoff

Sunday, December 15, 2013
By George Hatcher


photographer Jason Whitebird

On December 12, 2013, an Air Canada Jazz de Havilland Canada DHC-8-311 took off from Nanaimo Airport en route to Vancouver when the plane developed an engine fire.

Fire broke out over open water when the plane reached cruising altitude minutes after leaving the airport. Passengers reported hearing a loud bang, and on the side of the plane, they saw flames from the affected engine.

The pilot shut down the engine, and they made a safe landing. The crew also discovered an engine oil problem just prior to the fire.

This was the first emergency landing at the Nanaimo Airport, which was shut down for four hours after the incident. Emergency services responded to the scene. Passengers used stairs to exit.

Passengers spoke positively about the crew. No one was injured.

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