Mil­i­tary plane makes an­other emer­gency land­ing

Cape Breton Post - - FRONT PAGE -

SYD­NEY — The same Aurora mil­i­tary plane that made an emer­gency land­ing at J.A. Dou­glas McCurdy Syd­ney Air­port Thurs­day night had to do the same af­ter a failed at­tempt to de­part, Fri­day.

Chief Gary O’Brien of the Re­serve Mines Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment said there were no in­juries as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent, which occurred shortly af­ter 10 p.m. Fire de­part­ments from Glace Bay, Do­min­ion and Grand Lake Road re­sponded to the scene, as well as am­bu­lances and the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Po­lice.

“ They ex­pe­ri­enced smoke in the cock­pit again and they be­lieve it could be the de-icer heat­ing up and suck­ing in fumes,” he said. “Nor­mal op­er­at­ing pro­ce­dures took place again.”

O’Brien said the crew from the Green­wood base in An­napo­lis Val­ley, led by Capt. Hi­lary Har­risKa­vanaugh, is go­ing to stay overnight and do more test­ing to­day to con­firm their sus­pi­cions and try to leave again.

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