Porter flight makes emergency landing in N.B. after electrical problems

By The Canadian Press

Airline officials say no one was injured as a flight from Halifax to Montreal was forced to make an emergency landing in New Brunswick this morning.

Porter Airlines says one of its planes was diverted to Fredericton International Airport after the crew reported electrical sparking.

The airline says all 72 passengers and four crew members made it safely off the plane.

In a statement on their website, the Transportation Safety Board said a team of investigators was being deployed to investigate “an electrical fire aboard an aircraft operated by Porter Airlines.”

Porter says it is scheduling another flight to get the passengers to Montreal this afternoon.

The airline says the plane that made the landing will be inspected and assessed before going back into service.

With files from news staff

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