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Emergency landing at YVR

A flight bound for Alaska made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport, Sunday.

The Air Canada Airbus A320 turned around mid-flight on its way to Anchorage after an engine shutdown. It landed safely about 2:30 p.m., CTV News reports.

There were 112 passengers on board, the airline says.

Passenger Katy Yacovitch told CTV beverage service had just begun when a flight attendant noticed an odd smell. Shortly after that, seat-back screens went dark.

"There was no further news or announcements, but the plane had clearly turned around," she said. "The captain came on the speaker to say we were making an emergency landing in Vancouver in 10 minutes due to an abnormal sensor reading."

After the plane had taxied to the gate, the pilot announced that an engine had failed in mid-air, Yacovitch said.

A new plane made the flight that evening.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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