Plane makes emergency landing near Yellowknife Airport: RCMP

Police say there were no reports of injuries following the landing


Yellowknife RCMP is assisting the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) following the emergency landing of a plane near the Yellowknife Airport, a police spokesperson says.

Yellowknife RCMP, the city’s fire department, paramedics, Yellowknife Airport Fire and Rescue and MED attended Highway 3 near the Yellowknife Airport just before 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning following reports of an emergency aircraft landing. First responders blocked a road leading to the Yellowknife Golf Club. Police say there were no reports of injuries. Brendan Burke/NNSL photo.

Attending Highway 3 around 11: 20 a.m. Tuesday, Mounties, paramedics, the Yellowknife Fire Department (YKFD), Yellowknife Airport Fire and Rescue and MED blocked off the road leading to Yellowknife Golf Club.

The road is located beside a highway maintenance camp, near the capital’s airport.

Julie Plourde told NNSL Media the incident appears to have been related to an emergency plane landing – “not a crash.”

“From what we know there are no injuries,” said Plourde.

Plourde said the landing happened in an area not accessible by road. As a result, she said the plane’s passengers are being transported out of the area by helicopter.

It’s unclear where exactly the plane landed. Plourde was unable to say how many passengers were aboard the plane, nor was she able to provide the model of the aircraft involved in Tuesday morning’s emergency landing.

“Our members are collecting information as we speak. We’re just helping right now at the site,” said Plourde.

Brendan Burke/NNSL photo.
Brendan Burke/NNSL photo.

NNSL Media is awaiting a response from the TSB.

Updates to follow.


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