July 12, 2014 12:41 am
Updated: July 14, 2014 9:42 am

Emergency on board WestJet flight from Toronto to Saskatoon


Passengers on a WestJet flight en route to Saskatoon from Toronto experienced a scary incident Friday evening.

WestJet has confirmed flight 323 experienced a suspected problem with cabin pressure, and emergency masks were deployed. The plane then descended rapidly, frightening the passengers.

A passenger tells Global News it happened shortly after take-off. He says smoke began to fill the cabin before oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling.

“The poor lady in front of us had three little kids, and she was struggling to get them all to wear their masks,” says a passenger on board who wishes to remain anonymous. “We all just kind of waited and finally the captain came on, maybe four minutes or five minutes after and explained what had happened.”

No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident.

The plane returned to Toronto, and managed to land. Passengers were booked on a later flight, now scheduled to land in Saskatoon at 12:30 a.m.

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