A regional Air Canada flight bound for Toronto was forced to return to the London International Airport and make an emergency landing after the aircraft suffered engine problems.
Air Canada flight 8650 took off from the London International Airport on its way to Toronto at approx. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday but experienced engine problems minutes after departing.
“They did declare an emergency so we stepped up our fire department to meet the aircraft on arrival as a just in case, just as a procedure to make sure if anything happened we’re ready,” said London International Airport spokesman Gerry Vanderhoek just after 5 p.m.
According to officials, the crew of the plane, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, reported an engine problem while in the air. The aircraft returned to the airport and landed on one working engine around 4 p.m.
“It’s a really great news story, the aircraft landed without incident. We met upon arrival with city fire and city ambulances and everyone’s off the aircraft now and it’s safely at the terminal,” said Vanderhoek.
None of the 75 passengers aboard the plane were injured.