Nova Scotia

Aurora aircraft investigated for smoke in cockpit

For the second time in a week there was an incident aboard one of the military's Aurora aircrafts at the Greenwood base in Nova Scotia.

Crews noticed problem during pre-flight checks

For the second time in a week there was an incident aboard one of the military's Aurora aircraft at the Greenwood base in Nova Scotia

Crews were preparing to take off around 10 a.m. on Tuesday when they noticed smoke in the cockpit.

"Presently it's under flight safety investigation," said Sgt. Pete Nicholson.

The aircraft was immediately shut down, and the 19 people on board went to a newly opened medical centre at the base.

No one was hurt.

The military is investigating.

An engine fluid leak forced an emergency landing at CFB Greenwood on Thursday. It’s still being investigated and the aircraft has been grounded.

A military spokesman said they are not looking at grounding the rest of the squadron.

The Auroras have been in service since the early 1980's.

Canada's fleet of 18 Auroras is split between coasts with 14 based at Greenwood and four in Comox, B.C.

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