UPDATE: Aircraft makes emergency landing at Abbotsford Airport

Emergency crews on scene as the plane lands safely

  • Apr. 10, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Emergency crews responded to Abbotsford Airport at about 10:30 a.m. this morning (Wednesday), as a twin-engine Convair aircraft  made an emergency landing, reporting a possible fire onboard.

The plane, which was on a training flight,  had one engine shut down, and was carrying three people.

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service trucks were on the scene, along with ambulance crews. All auxiliary fire halls were called out as well, on stand-by status.

The plane landed safely without incident and early reports indicate that no fire occurred.

Abbotsford Airport general manager Mike Pastro said 911 was called as a precaution.

“We get these a number of times throughout the year. Sometimes it’s an engine out; sometimes it’s a landing gear indicator,” he said.

“We’re always ready, but we do hope it becomes a non-event.”

According to Pastro, the aircraft was on a local flight, taking off from the Abbotsford Airport.