WestJet Flight Edmonton-Calgary Suffers Engine Failure

WestJet Encore Dash 8 Q400
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A WestJet Encore flight to Calgary suffered an engine failure, prompting a return back to Edmonton Airport following this.

Incident: WestJet Flight Edmonton-Calgary Suffers Engine Failure…


WestJet Flight Edmonton-Calgary Suffers Engine Failure
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WestJet flight WS3394 is a routine scheduled flight between Edmonton and Calgary, with the affected rotation being operated by C-FWEW.

As per data from Planespotters.net, C-FWEW is a 7.2 year old Bombardier DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 that started out life with Island Air in December 2016.

It was handed over to the Canadian carrier by April 2018, where it has been since.

WestJet flight WS3394 departed Edmonton at 0833 local time on January 28 and proceeded to head out in the direction of Calgary.

As per The Aviation Herald, a few minutes after departure, the right hand engine onboard C-FWEW failed, which prompted an emergency return back to it’s origin airfield.

WS3394 landed safely at 0906 local time following a series of loops around the area as the crew were getting the situation under control.

At the time of writing (01/02/24 @ 1800 UK time), the aircraft is still on the ground in Edmonton, with no indication into when the aircraft, originally bound for Calgary, will become airworthy again.

All eyes will be on maintenance crews to assess the damage of the engine following the failure, and if it is severe, it could take some time to implement the appropriate fixes.

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