Kelowna flight re-routed

The crew declared emergency and diverted the aircraft to Vancouver and landed safely

  • Sat Jul 30th, 2016 12:00pm
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Passengers aboard a Westjet plane headed to Victoria had a bit of a fright earlier this week when the plane had to reroute due to some technical difficulties.

“A Westjet Encore de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration C-FQWE performing flight WS-3119 from Kelowna,BC to Victoria,BC (Canada) with 25 people on board, was climbing out of Kelowna when after gear retraction the landing gear did not uplock and the gear doors remained open,” reads a post on the event from the website AeroInside.com.

“The crew declared emergency and diverted the aircraft to Vancouver  performed an alternate gear extension and landed safely on Vancouver’s runway 08R.”

A replacement Dash 8-400 registration C-FNEN reached Victoria with a delay of two hours.

The Canadian Transportation Safety Board reported that maintenance found air in the No. 2 hydraulic system. The  No.2  system was bled.