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04 Aug 2016

Vancouver-Ottawa flight diverted to Thunder Bay over security incident

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A WestJet flight en route from Vancouver to Ottawa has been diverted to Thunder Bay because of a security incident. The airline says it …
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A WestJet flight en route from Vancouver to Ottawa has been diverted to Thunder Bay because of a security incident.

The airline says it received a threat against flight WS142, which flew out of Vancouver just after 4 pm, and diverted at the request of Transport Canada.

WestJet says the plane landed, and all passengers have safely disembarked. It says and authorities determined the threat to be “non-specific and non-credible.”

The company says it is now following the lead of law enforcement.

Executive Officer Chris Adams with Thunder Bay Police,

“The RCMP received information about a possible explosive on board the aircraft, and as a precaution the aircraft was diverted from its path to Thunder Bay.”

Adams says all passengers and crew are safe and will be interviewed.

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