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B.C. Wildfire pilot forced to land with one engine

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.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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