WestJet flight makes emergency landing at Calgary airport
A WestJet flight from Calgary bound for Vancouver had to make an emergency landing on Thursday morning.
According to WestJet, shortly after departure at around 6:30 a.m. MT, crews from flight 113 were alerted by a fire warning light in the cargo area.
Crews then declared an emergency landing before turning back to Calgary, WestJet said. The plane landed normally and safely, according to the company.
“All guests and crew are safe and were unloaded after landing. Guests were rebooked onto a new flight within the hour,” Morgan Bell with WestJet said.
In a statement, the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) said it has deployed a team of investigators to the Calgary airport after a cargo compartment fire aboard the Boeing 737.
A TSB official told Global News that there was “significate heat occurring” in a passenger’s bag.
TSB investigators will be in Calgary until Friday, collecting information, according to officials. The TSB said it will “gather information and assess the occurrence.”
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