Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Same Plane, Different Day: Smoke Causes WestJet Plane to Return to Calgary

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Same Plane, Different Day: Smoke Causes WestJet Plane to Return to Calgary

Article excerpt

WestJet plane makes 2nd emergency landing for smoke

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CALGARY - A WestJet plane flying to Toronto made an emergency landing at the Calgary airport on Friday due to smoke inside the cabin.

It was the same plane that made an emergency landing in the city 24 hours earlier due to the same problem.

WestJet (TSX:WJA) said in a statement that a maintenance problem with the air conditioning caused smoke to go into the aircraft, but it quickly dissipated.

The company said the crew declared an emergency as a precaution and the plane returned to Calgary and landed safely.

WestJet said declaring an emergency does not necessarily mean there is an emergency on board, but it gives a plane priority landing with emergency vehicles on scene if required.

On Thursday, the same aircraft, which was flying to Phoenix, had to divert back to Calgary due to smoke. …

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