Passengers on an Air Canada flight from Vancouver were relieved to be on the ground in Ottawa Monday evening after circling the airport over concerns that a possible emergency landing was necessary.

The Ottawa Airport Authority confirmed that emergency crews were in place but that the flight landed safely before 8 p.m.

Air Canada flight 166 left Vancouver at 11:35 a.m., nearly two hours after its scheduled departure time of 9:55 a.m.

Passengers told CBC News that they were told the delay leaving Vancouver was due to a hydraulics issue.

Passengers said the flight crew was very professional and that there was no panic on the plane.