Wasaya Airways Flight Lands Safely
THUNDER BAY – Wasaya Airways report, “On the evening of May 7th, Wasaya Airways flight WT993 departed from Sioux Lookout. At 4:20 PM EST, the Flight Crew reported that it had an indication of an issue with the cabin pressurization system. As a precaution, the Flight Crew donned their oxygen masks and the oxygen masks were also deployed for the passengers. This type of event is one that crews train for and at no time were the aircraft or guests at risk.
The aircraft landed safely and was met by an ambulance, which was requested by the crew as a precaution. Upon landing, all guests were alert and nobody required the medical treatment offered by the EMT’s. Upon investigation, the cockpit warning was false and there was n o problem with the aircraft other than a false indicator light.
Each guest met with and was debriefed by the flight crew.
Wasaya Airways Community Liaison, Angus Chapman stated, “All guests are doing well physically and emotionally other than some minor discomfort as a result of this unusual situation.”
Accommodations and meals were provided for all guests and they were rebooked to the next available flight.
In a statement the company says, “Safety is the highest priority at Wasaya Airways. Wasaya crews and systems are designed to deal with situations such as this and as a result, all safety protocols were followed to ensure the safety of our guests, crew and the aircraft. Following a repair to the warning system and a test flight, the aircraft has been put back into service”.