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Tense moments at YLW

UPDATE: 8:10 a.m.

There were tense moments Thursday morning after the pilot of a private Cessna Citation plane suspected landing gear trouble.

Police, ambulance and fire rushed to the airport at about 7:30 a.m. after the plane – which had departed from Vernon Regional Airport – reported potential issues to the Kelowna International Airport air traffic control tower.

The plane, which had two people onboard, was diverted to YLW.

"It did do a flyover and they saw that the landing gear was out," said Jasmine Patrick, spokeswoman with the Kelowna airport.

The plane landed safely at about 7:45 a.m.

It's unclear where it was originally headed.


ORIGINAL: 7:50 a.m.

There was an emergency response at Kelowna International Airport Thursday morning.

It appears a plane was having landing gear issues – but has now landed successfully.

Emergency crews rushed to the airport just after 7:30 a.m.

The airport is expected to release more details this morning.



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