Toronto-bound jet with smoke in cabin lands in Pennsylvania
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Toronto-bound jet with 35 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Pennsylvania over smoke from a shorted-out cabin light.
Air Canada Express Flight 7316 landed safely at around noon Friday at Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh.
No injuries were reported.
A spokeswoman for flight operator Air Georgian says the captain of the twin-engine Bombardier CRJ opted to land out of an abundance of caution. She says the electrical problem turned out to be minor.
Flight 7316 left Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, North Carolina, at around 11:15 a.m. and was due at Toronto Pearson International Airport just after 1 p.m.
WJAC-TV reports a maintenance crew is being flown in to make repairs before the plane takes off for Toronto.