WATCH: WestJet plane met with emergency crews as it lands in Toronto
WATCH: A WestJet plane with mechanical issues was met with emergency crews as it landed in Toronto on July 24, 2014.
TORONTO – A WestJet plane landed safely at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport after reporting a mechanical issue Thursday morning, a Greater Toronto Airports Authority spokesperson said.
Airport police say the Boeing 737 had an engine problem and made an “unplanned landing” just before 8 a.m. ET.
A WestJet spokesperson told Global News the aircraft flight WS585 departed Hamilton at 6:43 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Calgary at 8:55 a.m. when it was diverted to Toronto.
The jet was met with emergency crews as it landed and was escorted from the tarmac to the terminal.
No injuries were reported aboard the plane carrying 152 people comprising of 146 guests, two pilots and four flight attendants.
“The aircraft has been taken offline for maintenance, and all guests have been re-accommodated and are expected to reach their intended destination today,” said WestJet media spokesperson Brie Ogle.
The incident comes days after an Air Canada flight from Edmonton landed safely in Toronto on Sunday after declaring an emergency when a flight control indication light came on.
The Airbus 320, flight AC1174, had 87 passengers and six crew members on board.