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Feb 12, 2015

04:24:55 GMT--Vehicle Incident - North-America - Canada

EDIS Number: VIV-20150212-46965-CAN

Date / time: 12/02/2015 04:23:40 [UTC]

Event: Vehicle Incident

Area: North-America

Country: Canada

State/County: Province of Ontario

Location: Mount Hope [John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


A faulty electrical component in the cockpit is the suspected cause behind a cargo jet's emergency landing at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. The DC-10-30F owned by Kelowna Flightcraft made the emergency landing at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, about an hour after it had taken off for Calgary. Company spokesperson Grant Stevens said the three-member crew noticed "an abnormal smell" in the cockpit shortly after they had left the ground, and declared an emergency. They returned to Hamilton, where the plane landed safely and was met by emergency vehicles. Stevens said maintenance staff is looking into what caused the smell, but the burnt out component is the suspected culprit. A report will be submitted to the federal Transportation Safety Board, which might elect to do its own investigation.

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