Boeing 747 makes emergency landing at Mirabel airport

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 after take-off.

None of the 14 people on board Pratt and Whitney test flight was injured

Mirabel airport spokesman François Asselin says companies frequently test planes at the airport, and there are about two dozen emergency landings each year. (Google Maps)

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.