Rescue flights to arrive in YYC & YEG after Westjet emergency landing in Iceland
No one was hurt after the plane made an emergency landing in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Published Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:07PM MDT
Last Updated Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:12PM MDT
Passengers from a Westjet flight that had to make an emergency landing in Iceland on Saturday are being connected with rescue flights to bring them to Alberta on Sunday.
Two aircraft are being provided to bring passengers back to Calgary and Edmonton. According to Keflavik Airport online updates, the planes took off from Iceland at 2:40 MST.
Westjet flight 27 was on its way from the U.K. to Edmonton on Saturday when it developed a mechanical issue. The plane diverted to Iceland and landed safely, according to Westjet. There were 258 people on board, and no one was injured.
Passengers were provided with meal vouchers and hotel rooms overnight.
Westjet spokesperson Lauren Stewart apologized to passengers on behalf of the company, but not everyone was satisfied, with some taking to Twitter to air their complaints.
Lost 30 hours of our honeymoon because of problems @WestJet Hoping they look after us better on the replacement flight out of Iceland— caitriona collins (@caitrionalc) September 11, 2016