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WestJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Smoke On Board

WestJet flight WS-3161 made an emergency landing in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, on March 20th.

The plane was coming from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, when the crew declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit and cabin.

The plane landed safely. All fifty-six passengers and four crew members remained unharmed.

WestJet Flight Diverts to Prince George Airport

WestJet Flight 3205 made an emergency landing at Prince George Airport, British Columbia, Canada, on February 14th.

The plane heading from Fort St. John to Vancouver, Canada, was diverted due to a fire detection warning.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Jazz Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Edmonton, Canada

Jazz Air flight QK-8029 had to return and make an emergency landing in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on February 28th.

The plane took off for Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, but had to turn back after the crew noticed a burning electrical odor in the cabin.

The plane landed back safely. All 72 people aboard remained unharmed.

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

WestJetA 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.

Small Plane Crash in British Columbia Kills 2

A small plane crashed in a remote mountainous area near Nakusp, British Columbia, Canada, on April 11th.

Authorities said the Rockwell 112B plane, that took off from Kelowna, went down in the Trout Lake area.

There were two people aboard at the time; both of them were killed in the crash.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

United Airlines Plane Diverts to Vancouver over ‘Threatening Message’

new-united-logoUnited Airlines flight 1104 had to make an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport, Canada, on January 9.

The plane, heading from Anchorage, Alaska, to Denver, Colorado, was diverted after the crew discovered a threatening message from a passenger.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 131 passengers and 6 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police office in Richmond, British Columbia, confirmed that they took the suspect in custody.

WestJet Plane makes Safe Landing in Vancouver after Problem with Flaps

WestJetWestJet flight WS-211 made a safe landing at Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on December 3.

The Boeing 737-800 was en-route from Calgary, Alberta, when the crew noticed some problems with its flaps.

The plane landed safely.

All 121 passengers onboard remained unhurt.

Small Plane Crash-Lands in British Columbia; Pilot Injured

A small, single-engine plane crash-landed at highway 97 in British Columbia, Canada on July 7.

The plane had just taken off from Oliver in British Columbia, when it lost power and hit a semi-truck while trying to land on the highway. It burst into flames afterwards.

The pilot sustained second and third degree burns and was rushed to hospital. He was identified as Todd Lewendon, 46, of Surrey, England.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause.

Seattle-Bound Alaska Airlines Flight Diverts to Vancouver International Airport

AlaskaAlaska Airlines flight 76 made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada, on May 3.

The Boeing 737-400 aircraft was flying from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington when it developed a problem in one of its electrical systems, prompting the pilots to land at the nearest airport.

The plane landed uneventfully.

There were 120 passengers and 5 crew members onboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

Pilot Injured after Ultralight Plane Makes Emergency Landing in British Columbia

An Amphibian Ultralight plane had to make an emergency landing at Highway 91 in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, on April 22.

The plane was flying from King George Airpark when the pilot noticed that it had lost power and decided to make an emergency landing.

The 49-year-old pilot sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was shifted to hospital.

The highway was reopened for traffic some two hours after the incident.

B.C. Wildfire Plane Lands in Emergency at Kamloops Airport

BC Air tankerA Convair 580, Wildfire plane made an emergency landing at Kamloops Airport in British Columbia, Canada, at around 8:30 a.m. on August 5.

The pilot reported a mechanical issue in one of the two engines and turned the faulty engine off. He, then manage to land safely on one engine.

The plane was carrying retardant which he dumped at a fire in Kamloops Fire Centre before landing.

Navi Saini, a female fire information officer with B.C. Wildfire said, “We still have engineers working to figure out what had happened.”

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