Military plane makes another emergency landing
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.