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Planes Collide at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Saturday, January 6, 2018
By George Hatcher

Two planes collided at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada, on January 5th. Authorities said a WestJet plane, inbound from Cancun, Mexico, was waiting to go to a gate when a Sunwing Airlines plane, moving back from a gate, struck it. The Sunwing plane caught fire after the accident. There were one hundred and sixty-eight... »

WestJet Flight Diverts to North Dakota due to Electrical Odor in Cabin

Monday, May 22, 2017
By George Hatcher
WestJet Flight Diverts to North Dakota due to Electrical Odor in Cabin

WestJet flight WS-1578 had to divert for an emergency landing in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on May 19th. The Boeing 737-700 plane heading from Calgary, Canada, to Chicago, Illinois, was diverted due to a strong electrical odor in the cabin. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

WestJet Flight Returns to Calgary due to Smoke On-Board

Saturday, February 4, 2017
By George Hatcher
WestJet Flight Returns to Calgary due to Smoke On-Board

WestJet flight 662 had to return and make an emergency landing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on February 3rd. The plane took off for Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but had to turn back after smoke was observed coming from the air conditioning system. The plane landed safely. All 132 passengers aboard remained unharmed. Recommend on Facebook... »

WestJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Calgary International Airport

Friday, February 3, 2017
By George Hatcher
WestJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Calgary International Airport

WestJet flight 1402 had to return and make an emergency landing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on February 2nd. The plane took off for Phoenix, Arizona, but had to turn back after smoke was noticed in the cabin and flight deck. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article... »

WestJet Encore Flight Makes Emergency Landing in British Columbia

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By George Hatcher
WestJet Encore Flight Makes Emergency Landing in British Columbia

WestJet Encore flight 3105 made an emergency landing in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, on November 22nd. The plane heading from Vancouver to Terrace, Canada, was diverted after the crew reported an issue with the front landing gear. The plane landed uneventfully. All 40 passengers and 4 crew members remained safe. Download article as... »

WestJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Greenland

Thursday, October 20, 2016
By George Hatcher
WestJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Greenland

WestJet flight WS-4 made an emergency landing at Kangerlussuaq Airport, Greenland, on October 18th. The Boeing 767-300 plane heading from Gatwick Airport, England, to Toronto, Canada, was diverted after the crew noticed a failure in the avionics bay cooling system. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

WestJet Plane Diverts to Keflavik, Iceland

Sunday, September 11, 2016
By George Hatcher
WestJet Plane Diverts to Keflavik, Iceland

WestJet flight WS-27 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Keflavik, Iceland, on September 10th. The plane heading from Gatwick Airport, England, to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was diverted after the crew reported hearing a bang and a jolt. The plane landed safely. There were 258 people aboard at the time; all of... »

WestJet Flight Diverts to Regina due to Smoke in Flight Deck

Monday, September 5, 2016
By George Hatcher
WestJet Flight Diverts to Regina due to Smoke in Flight Deck

WestJet flight 610 had to make an emergency landing in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, on September 3rd. The plane heading from Calgary to Ottawa, Canada, was diverted after the crew reported smoke in the flight deck. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unhurt. Download article as PDF »

Westjet Encore Plane makes Safe Landing in Canada after Technical Problems

Thursday, August 4, 2016
By George Hatcher
Westjet Encore Plane makes Safe Landing in Canada after Technical Problems

Westjet Encore flight WS-3291 made a safe landing at Edmonton International Airport, Alberta, Canada, on July 29th. The de Havilland Dash 8-400 was about to land when the crew received a “Flap Drive” and “Flap Power” message. The plane landed at a speed higher than the normal. All 54 people aboard remained unhurt. Download... »

Westjet Encore Plane Diverts to Canada after Gear Doors Could not Shut

Friday, July 29, 2016
By George Hatcher
Westjet Encore Plane Diverts to Canada after Gear Doors Could not Shut

A Westjet Encore flight WS-3119 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada, on July 26th. The de Havilland Dash 8-400 flying from Kelowna, to Vancouver, Canada, had to divert when after its gear doors could not shut. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download... »

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