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Flight diverted from Kamloops to Kelowna lands safely

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m.

The City of Kelowna says a Convair aircraft experienced a mechanical issue in flight, prompting its diversion to YLW this morning.

The pilot advised air traffic control of the issue at 10:50 a.m.

As a safety precaution, emergency response teams were dispatched to stand by, says city spokesman Tom Wilson.

The aircraft landed safely about 11:20 a.m.

There was no disruption to scheduled flight service at the airport.

UPDATE: 11:20 a.m.

A flight diverted to Kelowna International Airport has landed safely.

The pilot apparently restarted an engine that went down in flight.

The aircraft took off from Kamloops.

It's still not known what type of aircraft was involved.

More details to come.

ORIGINAL: 11:05 a.m.

A flight diverted from Kamloops has emergency services staging at Kelowna International Airport.

The nature of an "incident" on board the aircraft is not known at this time.

However, unconfirmed reports are it is a "three-alarm" situation.

Castanet has reached out to YLW for more information, and a reporter is headed to the scene.



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