WestJet passengers flying from Fort Lauderdale to Toronto on Saturday were delayed eight hours due to a series of mishaps.
A spokeswoman said Flight 1230 left Fort Lauderdale at 11 a.m., but had to divert to Raleigh, N.C., when a passenger went into medical distress.
While at Durham International Airport, a ground crew unintentionally deployed the plane’s emergency slide.
As a result, the plane could not be used, and WestJet had to source a new aircraft and crew from Toronto for the return flight.
The new flight left Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 7 p.m.
One of the passengers on the flight said WestJet hadn’t given any explanation for the delay as of 5:45 p.m.
Delia Silverberg said she was only told when the flight would leave and handed a $15 food voucher as compensation.