A Dash 8 passenger aircraft advised the air traffic control tower shortly after takeoff 2:34 p.m. May 22, that it appeared to have a mechanical issue.
As a precautionary measure the pilot requested to return to YLW. Kelowna Airport’s Aircraft Rescue Firefighters, Kelowna Fire Department, BC Ambulance and RCMP were on scene for standby.
The aircraft containing 55 people and 3,400 lbs of fuel landed safely at 2:48 pm without incident and taxied to the Gate.
The aircraft will have a mechanical review before continuing to its destination.