Airplane slides off Kelowna airport apron

Heavy snowfall blamed for nose of WestJet flight to Edmonton as it was preparing for take-off.

  • Mon Jan 7th, 2013 5:00pm
  • News

A WestJet airplane bound for Edmonton was halted when the nose wheel of the aircraft slid off the terminal apron at Kelowna International Airport this morning.

No one was injured but the passengers had to disembark from the plane, which will now undergo a mechanical review.

The incident occurred just before 8 a.m. as WestJet Flight 150 was departing the main terminal from gate 7.

Airport officials say there have been intermittent closures of the runway due to heavy snowfall and limited visibility this morning, which has caused flights to be delayed or cancelled.

Passengers flying out of Kelowna today are asked to check the status of their flights at the website ylw.kelowna.ca.