Crew puts out fire mid-flight
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.