Manu From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 406 posts, RR: 6 Posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6597 times:
"A plane made a safe emergency landing at the Ottawa airport Friday morning.
The plane arrived safely, CBC Radio's Rob Thomas reported from the scene at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Ottawa Airport spokeswoman Krista Kealey had confirmed about 10 minutes earlier that the plane was readying for the landing, but provided no further details.
She would not confirm media reports that the plane was a First Air Boeing 737 with approximately 40 passengers on board. Nor would she confirm that the aircraft was experiencing braking problems and was dumping excess fuel."
Manu From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 406 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6343 times:
It is nice how CBC uses the same link after updating the story. Their update process also allows them to get the facts and not "guess". Seemingly factual rather than "oh, what a disaster" when it was just a stuck flap.
Now on to the subject of old aircraft--is First Air going to replace these aircraft? I know Alaska recently changed over a newer 737 to be Combi. Although not as flexible as the older 737-200 models with the true movable cargo bulkhead. First air just keeps trucking along with the old metal!
Yfbflyer From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 304 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6221 times:
I wonder which aircraft it was. On that route they were using C-GCPT but the recently changed to C-FNVK which I believe is one of their most recently acquired and newest 732.
Last time I checked the 727 was on the YUL - YFB run 3 times a week. They also sub it on the YOW - YFB run when the 732 is not available