Victoria-bound WestJet flight diverts to Vancouver after hitting bird

A WestJet flight bound for Victoria from Calgary this morning had to divert to Vancouver after a bird strike.

The diversion was made because Vancouver has the needed maintenance capability. WestJet spokesman Morgan Bell said in a statement the plane made a normal landing and has been removed from service for safety inspections.

article continues below

“We sincerely apologize for the interruption to our guests’ travel plans and any inconvenience this may have caused,” Bell said. “All guests are being reaccommodated throughout the remainder of the day and on the next available flights.”

Read Related Topics

© Copyright Times Colonist

Find out what's happening in your community.

Most Popular