Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Plane That Landed on Calgary Street Had Enough Fuel to Reach Airport: Report

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Plane That Landed on Calgary Street Had Enough Fuel to Reach Airport: Report

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Plane that landed on street had fuel to reach airport

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CALGARY - A report says a small passenger plane that made an emergency landing on a Calgary street last April had more than enough fuel to make it to the airport.

The Transportation Safety Board says the two-person crew of the Super T Aviation Piper Navajo Chieftain failed to complete a fuel flow check when the engines began to surge.

The plane, which was en route from Medicine Hat with four passengers on board, ended up landing on a street about five kilometres south of Calgary International Airport shortly before 6 a.m. on April 25.

The plane clipped a light standard but no one was hurt.

Investigators say since the emergency landing Super T Aviation has made changes to its flight checklist procedures and submitted them to Transport Canada. …

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