Plane leaves runway after failing to take off in Bloodvein First Nation
Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:38AM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, October 12, 2016 8:11AM CST
There were a few tense moments Tuesday night in Bloodvein First Nation when a plane left the runway after failing to take off.
A witness told CTV News the incident happened at around 8:30 p.m. at the Bloodvein River Airport. The plane failed to take off and instead, left the runway.
The Transportation Safety Board said the take off was rejected due to runway conditions. There were two pilots, two passengers, and two paramedics on board during the incident. No one was injured. TSB said the presence of medical staff on board means it was likely a medivac flight.
“It’s unlikely we’ll be investigating,” said Ross Peden, TSB senior air investigator based in Winnipeg.
“There are no injuries, and the aircraft is relatively intact. We’re waiting on photographs from the operator and we’ll decide what we’re going to do from there.”
Peden said the aircraft will be inspected and any damage will be repaired.