WestJet planes glide off taxiways at Edmonton airport


A Westjet flight heads to Victoria, B.C. canceled Friday night after the plane slid off the taxi stand at Edmonton International Airport.

WestJet Flight 173 is scheduled to depart right before 6pm. According to WestJet the plane "left the taxiway in ice conditions."

In a tweet, WestJet said the plane was "sliding on the runway."

No guest or crew was injured in the incident and everyone inside could get off the plane via the stairs.

WestJet said 55 passengers were re-booked to fly to Victoria on Friday night through Calgary and the remaining 22 passengers would be booked again Saturday morning.


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