Air China Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Winnipeg

Air China Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Winnipeg

By David Klassen

Air China
An Air China aircraft sits on the tarmac at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport on Saturday, June 4, 2016. (SUBMITTED)

WINNIPEG — An Air China flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport on Saturday evening.

The Boeing 777-300, carrying nearly 300 people, was on its way from Washington, DC to Beijing when it experienced mechanical problems.

The plane was able to land safely at 8:26 p.m. without incident and no one was injured.

All passengers and crew stayed overnight in hotels and were expected to continue their journey by Sunday evening.

Air China is sending another aircraft to Winnipeg while the original plane undergoes repairs.


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