Wasaya Airways Crew Deals with Engine Surge

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Wasaya aircraft at the Sioux Lookout Airport on April 25 2016
Wasaya aircraft at the Sioux Lookout Airport on April 25 2016
Wasaya aircraft at the Sioux Lookout Airport on April 25 2016
Wasaya aircraft at the Sioux Lookout Airport on April 25 2016

Sioux Lookout – AVIATION – Wasaya Airways report that this morning, Wasaya Airways flight WT731/732 departed from Sioux Lookout. At 10:09 EST, eleven minutes after departure, the Flight Crew reported that it had an indication the right hand engine power was surging.

Passengers experiences a few tense moments aboard the aircraft. A short video posted on social media shows the engine being shutdown.

Wasaya states in a media statement, “As a precaution, the Flight Crew followed procedures and shut down the engine. This type of event is one that our crews are trained for and is common practice in the airline industry.

“The aircraft landed safely and was met by Sioux Lookout Airport Emergency Response Team 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. Our maintenance engineers are currently investigating the cause of the mechanical issue.

“Each guest met with and was debriefed by the flight crew as well as the Wasaya Airways Community Liaison, Angus Chapman. Meals were provided for all guests and arrangements are being made to accommodate guests to ensure they arrive to their destination. “

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