Boeing 747 makes emergency landing at Mirabel airport
None of the 14 people on board Pratt and Whitney test flight was injured
A Boeing 747 was forced to make an emergency landing at Mirabel airport during a test flight this morning after there was a problem with one of its engines shortly after take-off.
"As a precaution, the pilots decided to return to the airport and landed. There was no fire or emergency declared. On landing, no visual damage was apparent," said Nancy German, vice-president of communications at Pratt & Whitney Canada — the aerospace company which owns the aircraft.
There were no injuries. All 14 people on board were members of the test crew.
Emergency personnel met the aircraft as a precaution.
Mirabel airport spokesman François Asselin says companies frequently test flights at Mirabel, and there are a couple dozen emergency landings at the airport each year.
Officials at Pratt & Whitney say it is still not known what caused the possible engine problem, but they are investigating the situation.