Saturday, September 08, 2012

Jazz Airlines Bombardier Q400: Flight makes emergency landing at Sault Ste. Marie Airport, Ontario, Canada

A plane bound for Toronto made an emergency landing Friday night at Sault Ste. Marie Airport.

Cabin crew on the Jazz Airlines flight from Thunder Bay smelled smoke, said platoon chief Terry Dubois of Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services.

The Q400 two-engine prop landed without incident shortly after 6 p.m.

Passengers and crew left the craft by the stairs “in a nice orderly fashion,” said Dubois. No emergency exits were used. None of the 59 people on board needed medical attention.

Firefighters boarded the craft with thermal imaging cameras, to check for high temperatures and fire, and air monitoring meters.

“They had zero readings with the two devices,” said Dubois.

“They didn't find anything.”

Nine city firefighters and two airport firefighters responded to the call. They used four vehicles – an airport crash truck, two pumper trucks and a tanker truck.

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