-16 C
Fort St. John
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Home News Air Canada flight safe after lightning strike

Air Canada flight safe after lightning strike

Advertisement

Air Canada has confirmed a flight bound for Fort St. John had to return to Vancouver this morning, after being struck by lightning.

Air Canada Jazz Corporate Communications Manager Debra Williams confirms flight 8181 turned back to Vancouver shortly after its 8:45 take-off.

Standard A.C. operating procedures mandate all flights undergo maintenance checks of aircraft after such occurrences, although planes are designed to withstand lightning strikes.

- Advertisement -

The flight returned to Vancouver without incident, and passengers were bumped to subsequent flights.

get the latest news in your inbox

Author

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Local Events

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Must Read

Good results for local Long Track Skaters at Championships

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The 2019 B.C. Long Track Championships were held in Fort St. John over the weekend.127 skaters participated in this...