Crew puts out fire mid-flight

Metro Canada (Ottawa) - - News -

Crew mem­bers aboard an Air Canada Ex­press tur­bo­prop air­craft man­aged to put out an en­gine fire be­fore re­turn­ing to an air­port on cen­tral Van­cou­ver Is­land Thurs­day morn­ing, says a Trans­porta­tion Safety Board in­ves­ti­ga­tor.

Glen Friesen, the TSB’s act­ing re­gional man­ager, said pas­sen­gers saw flames in the plane’s No. 2 en­gine shortly af­ter the Dash 8-300 took off from the Nanaimo Air­port.

“The crew ex­tin­guished the fire with the emer­gency fire bot­tles that are in­stalled on each en­gine,” said Friesen. There were no in­juries.

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