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No One Hurt As WestJet Diverts Flight In B.C., Due To Fire Warning Light

The Canadian Press, 14 Feb, 2018
  • No One Hurt As WestJet Diverts Flight In B.C., Due To Fire Warning Light
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Passengers aboard a scheduled WestJet Encore flight from Fort St. John, B.C., to Vancouver had an unexpected stopover when their plane was diverted to Prince George.
 
 
WestJet says in a statement that flight 3205 had taken off from North Peace Regional Airport Wednesday morning for a flight to Vancouver when a fire detection warning light activated.
 
 
As a precaution the pilots declared an emergency and the Bombardier Q400 turboprop, carrying 44 passengers and 4 crew, landed without incident in Prince George.
 
 
Everyone aboard got out safely and all the luggage was removed from the plane. 
 
 
WestJet says a preliminary inspection of the aircraft revealed no sign of fire.
 
 
The company says another aircraft was brought in from Calgary to take the passengers to their final destination.

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