Air Canada plane lands in Ottawa after emergency landing scare

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.

Air Canada flight 166 left Vancouver nearly two hours after scheduled departure time

Passengers of Air Canada flight 166 from Vancouver wait for their luggage in Ottawa after an emergency landing scare on June 30. (CBC)

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.