Vancouver - Winnipeg flight diverted to another airport due to smoke from the oven

Taking a flight to your destination is the safest and fastest way to travel, sometimes, though, the incidents happen.

 Air Canada announced that 146 passengers on a flight from Vancouver to Winnipeg will arrive at their destination about six hours late.

On Thursday, April 18th the aircraft made an emergency landing in Regina, instead of the destination in Winnipeg. The airline says reports of smoke coming from a galley oven on Flight AC290 prompted the crew to divert to the nearest airport as a precaution, as per their standard operating procedures.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported, all passengers safely reached their destination. Everyone got back home safely and that is the most important thing! According to Air Canada, a new plane and crew were being dispatched to Regina to complete the flight.

Just recently the Winnipeg Airports Authority announced the reconstruction of one of two runways at Winnipeg’s airport this summer means the area under one flight path over the city will see a drop in air traffic, while another will see an increase. The runway rehabilitation is expected to be complete by September and won’t lead to a reduction in service. During construction, all flights will use the airport’s other runway and the corresponding flight path will be busier.

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