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No one hurt as WestJet diverts flight in BC due to fire warning light

Last Updated Feb 14, 2018 at 12:56 pm PDT

(Courtesy WestJet)
Summary

A WestJet flight from Fort St. John to Vancouver was forced to land after a fire detection warning light activated

No one was hurt after a WestJet flight from Fort St. John to Vancouver made an emergency landing in Prince George

WestJet says a preliminary inspection of the aircraft revealed no sign of fire after a flight made an emergency landing

PRINCE GEORGEĀ (NEWS 1130) – Passengers aboard a scheduled WestJet Encore flight from Fort St. John to Vancouver had an unexpected stopover when their plane was diverted to Prince George.

WestJet says in a statement that flight 3205 had taken off from North Peace Regional Airport Wednesday morning for a flight to Vancouver when a fire detection warning light activated.

As a precaution the pilots declared an emergency and the Bombardier Q400 turboprop, carrying 44 passengers and 4 crew, landed without incident in Prince George.

Everyone aboard got out safely and all the luggage was removed from the plane.

WestJet says a preliminary inspection of the aircraft revealed no sign of fire.

The company says another aircraft was brought in from Calgary to take the passengers to their final destination.