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All are safe after WestJet flight returns to Calgary over fire in cargo hold

The tail of a WestJet plane is seen dwarfing the Calgary skyline before the airline's annual meeting in Calgary on May 3, 2016. The Transportation Safety Board has sent investigators to Calgary International Airport after a WestJet passenger plane was forced to return after taking off today.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
June 14, 2018 - 2:33 PM

CALGARY - The Transportation Safety Board sent investigators to Calgary International Airport on Thursday after a WestJet passenger plane was forced to return after taking off.

The board said there was a fire in the cargo compartment of the Boeing 737.

WestJet said in a statement that shortly after takeoff the crew on Flight 113 from Calgary to Vancouver was alerted by a fire indication light.

The statement said all passengers and crew were safe and were unloaded after landing.

WestJet apologized for the delay and inconvenience, but said safety is its first priority.

The plane has been removed from service for further inspection.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2018
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