Investigation continues into emergency landing at YK Airport
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - The investigation continues into what happened to the Summit Air plane that was forced to make an emergency landing on Thursday at the Yellowknife Airport.
Everything is being done internally right now, according to Summit Air spokesperson David Hoff, and it includes inspections of the Dornier aircraft in question.
Hoff said they'll be reporting to various government agencies on what's happened and how they will proceed.
"We also let the transportation authorities know about the incident and they're asking us for reports on what we're doing to mitigate the problem."
The initial inspection has shown a component of the aircraft did not perform properly.
Hoff said they will be expanding their inspections of the component on the fleet to make sure they're all in working order.
"Going beyond and above the manufacturers recommendations. And they also now are in the place of formulating a request to go to the various aeronautical authorities to ask them to make a modification which they think will enhance the safety."
NWT premier Bob McLeod was on the flight to Wekweti to deliver a speech to the Tlicho Assembly on devolution and he and his staff were eventually taken there on an Air Tindi flight.
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