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Plane diverted to Moncton early on Saturday

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Emergency crews were forced to respond to an emergency landing at the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport on Saturday.

Julie Pondant, a spokesperson for the airport, told Global News that the flight was originally destined for the Magdalen Islands.

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But Flight 8724, operated by Jazz, was forced to divert to Moncton when the crew noticed a problem with a hydraulic system.

Teri Udle, a spokeswoman for Jazz, says as a precautionary measure, the flight was diverted to Moncton, N.B., and landed safely without incident.

Udle says the Dash 8 aircraft is equipped with multiple hydraulic systems and passengers were not at risk.

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Julie Pondant, says emergency response crews were on scene when the plane landed around 3 a.m.

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Another flight was arranged to take the passengers to their destination later in the day.

With files from The Canadian Press

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