Porter Airlines Flight Montreal-Toronto Declares Emergency

A Porter Airlines Dah-8 takes off.
BriYYZ from Toronto, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In the last hour or two, a Porter Airlines flight between Montreal and Toronto Billy Bishop declared an emergency and diverted to Pearson instead.

Porter Airlines Flight Montreal-Toronto Declares Emergency…


Porter Airlines Flight Montreal-Toronto Declares Emergency
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Porter Airlines flight PD2466 is a routine scheduled flight between Montreal and Toronto Billy Bishop Airport, with the affected rotation being operated by C-GKQI.

As per data from Planespotters.net, C-GKQI is a 6.8 year old Bombardier DHC-8-400 that was delivered to the airline back in March 2017.

Of the DHC-8-400 variant, the Canadian carrier has 29 of them, of which 27 are in active service and two are currently parked, offering an average fleet age of 13.8 years.

Porter Airlines also has a fleet of 25 Embraer E195-E2s as well.

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PD2466 departed Montreal at 1252 local time this afternoon and proceeded westbound in the direction of Toronto Billy Bishop Airport.

As C-GKQI was about to arrive into Billy Bishop, the aircraft declared an emergency and proceeded to divert to nearby Toronto Pearson instead.

The aircraft landed safely into the diversion field at around 14:33 local time.

Reports stated that the aircraft remained on the runway, forcing a closure due to emergency services meeting the aircraft on the runway.

It is understood that a passenger evacuation happened as a result of this emergency, with no indication into what the cause of this was.

Departures from Toronto Pearson then resumed after a 20 minute delay, indicating that the aircraft was able to vacate eventually.

As soon as we know what happened with the Porter Airlines flight from Montreal, then we will update this article accordingly.

This remains a developing story.

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