Monday, April 28, 2014

Plane Problems on Sachigo Lake

The Chief of Sachigo Lake First Nation is confirming an incident involving a Wasaya Airways plane.

Alvin Beardy says the community is in shock after the doors of a Wasaya Airways plane flew open shortly after take-off early Friday morning

Beardy says the aircraft had finished dropping off passengers when it took off.

He says passengers on the ground heard something different and knew right away that something was very wrong.

The aircraft came back to the airport and landed safely.

Beardy says the door above the propellor had opened during mid-flight.

He says it was a full load with members of his community as well as others.

Beardy stresses the incident needs to be seriously looked at.

The Transportation Safety Board is looking into the incident.

Calls to Wasaya haven't been returned.