WestJet flight from Edmonton destined for Toronto diverted to Winnipeg following thre


spaminator
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WestJet flight from Edmonton destined for Toronto diverted to Winnipeg following threat
First posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 10:32 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, June 29, 2015 11:39 PM EDT
Six passengers were taken to hospital with injuries as another WestJet connected to Edmonton has been diverted due to a threat. The threat is the second in three days for the airline and the third plane in five days in Canada.
WestJet flight WS442 left Edmonton at 6 p.m. bound for Toronto. Instead, the flight was diverted to Winnipeg after a threat.
Emergency crews were on scene at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport and passengers and crew were escorted off the plane, according to a Tweet posted shortly after 8 p.m. Edmonton time.
Breanne Talbot, spokeswoman for the Winnipeg Airport Authority, said passengers were taken to the trans-border area by Winnipeg transit buses, where police will speak to them.
Injured passengers were taken to hospital, accompanied by WestJet employees.
Other flights at the airport have been impacted by the incident, so Talbot suggests those picking up someone from the airport, or those heading out on a flight to check the schedule before hand.
Alternate arrangements for the passengers diverted by the threat will be made through WestJet.
Richard Bartrem, vice president of communications for WestJet, said emergency crews are working to ensure the scene is secure.
The nature of the threat and its origin are not known at the time of publication.
The diversion comes days after a bomb threat on WestJet Flight 391 from Halifax to Edmonton. The plane instead made it to John Diefenbaker Airport in Saskatoon.
No bomb was found, but the plane was diverted after a call came in stating there was an explosive device on board.
As of Saturday, no arrests had been made.
Last Thursday, there was a bomb threat written on a note on an Air Canada flight from St. John's to Ottawa left in an airplane's washroom.
Edmonton Sun
WestJet flight from Edmonton destined for Toronto diverted to Winnipeg following
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

Other flights at the airport have been impacted by the incident,

Perhaps not the best wording, considering the subject. Might wanna try "affected."
 

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