Successful emergency landing at Prince George Airport

By CKPG News
November 22, 2016 - 12:47pm

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A Westjet plane made a successful emergency landing late this morning at the Prince George Airport.  The plane was on a flight from Vancouver to Terrace.  It was reported to be in distress around 10:30.

Prince George Airport officials were alerted to the situation at 10:31 and activated it’s Emergency Operations Centre.  The University Hospital of Northern BC was put on alert to be prepared to deal with multiple injuries.

With emergency crews standing by the airport’s main runway, the plane made a successful landing.  Airport firetrucks raced towards the plane once it touched down to provide assistance however the plane was able to taxi to the terminal on it’s own.

Westjet officials say flight 3105 was diverted to Prince George out of “abundance of caution” after the flight crew received an indication of a potential issue the nose landing gear.

Airport emergency personnel were assisted by personnel from the Prince George Fire Rescue Department, the Pineview Volunteer Fire Department and BC Ambulance.

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