August 05, 2014 - 2:19 PM
KAMLOOPS – A pilot flying a B.C. Wildfire plane carrying a load of retardant had to make an emergency landing at Kamloops Airport this morning.
The pilot reported a mechanical issue, turned off the damaged engine and returned to the airport where the plane landed safely.
The plane, a Convair 580, landed with one functioning engine around 8:30 a.m. after dumping the retardant at a fire in the Kamloops Fire Centre. Navi Saini, a fire information officer with B.C. Wildfire says the cause of the issue has yet to be determined.
“We still have engineers working to figure out what had happened,” she said.
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