August 4, 2018 2:52 pm

Re-routed Air Canada flight lands safely in Kelowna

An Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Cranbrook was re-routed to Kelowna because of a mechanical issue. The plane landed safely.


An Air Canada flight that experienced a suspected hydraulic issue landed safely at Kelowna International Airport on Saturday morning.

The flight, Air Canada 8215, originated out of Vancouver and was en route to Cranbrook with 50 passengers. The plane, though, was diverted to the Okanagan because of the problem.

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Emergency crews were summoned to the airport, but the plane landed without incident at 10:56 a.m., and taxied to the apron.

The flight left at 8:54 a.m., and was scheduled to arrive 11:35 a.m.

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