July 14, 2014 9:46 am
Updated: July 14, 2014 12:08 pm

WestJet apologizes after incident on Saskatoon-bound flight


Watch above: passengers recall terrifying moments onboard Saskatoon-bound WestJet flight

WestJet is apologizing for a problem that forced a Saskatoon-bound flight to turn around late Friday evening.

Flight 323 departed from Toronto but shortly after take off, the pilots noticed a warning light that suggested there might be a problem with the cabin pressurization system.

The plane returned to Toronto without incident.

WestJet Spokesman Robert Palmer says the pilots initiated a rapid descent and the oxygen masks were deployed as a precaution.

Passengers hugged family and friends after the plane landed safely. Some described the incident as “terrifying.”

No one was hurt and WestJet continues to investigate the incident.

With files from The Canadian Press

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