United flight from Regina to Chicago makes emergency return
Plane carrying 49 passengers developed engine problems shortly after departure
A United Airlines flight that left the Regina International Airport bound for Chicago had to make an emergency return Thursday morning.
The Regina Airport Authority said the plane developed engine problems shortly after departure. It was forced to turn around and landed safely without incident at about 9:15 a.m. CST.
"About 20 to 30 kilometres out from the airport after departure it developed an engine problem on its left engine and decided out of caution to shut that engine down and return to the airport," Regina Airport Authority spokesperson Steve Burchi said.
Burchi said the cause of the engine problems is not yet known.
"It could be a minor issue," Burchi said. "It could be something that requires the engine to be removed and changed out. So we're really not sure."
There were 49 passengers and three crew member on the flight.
The emergency return has not led to any service disruptions at the Regina airport.
Popular now in news
- 1062 reading nowVideo
Missing dog walker Annette Poitras found 'alive and well' in Coquitlam, B.C., after massive search
- 622 reading nowUpdated
Jury sees photo of handgun purchased by accused killer Dellen Millard at Laura Babcock murder trial
- 598 reading now
Hackers only needed a phone number to track this MP's cellphone
- 589 reading now
'Cult-like worshippers' turn Canadian-invented Instant Pot into a phenomenon
- GO PUBLIC
Bell customers, employees flood CBC with complaints about high-pressure sales