Super T providing counselling for crew after emergency landing

By Leah Murray
April 26, 2018 - 3:33pm Updated: April 26, 2018 - 7:12pm


MEDICINE HAT – The investigation continues today after a plane from Medicine Hat made an emergency landing on a busy Calgary street Wednesday morning.

On Thursday, Super T Aviation announced it will be conducting its own investigation into the incident as well.

A Piper Navajo aircraft took off from the Medicine Hat Regional Airport destined for Calgary Wednesday morning.

On board were two crew members and four oil workers on their way up to work in the oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta.

During the flight something went wrong causing the plane to lose power. The female pilot radioed air traffic control saying there was an issue with the fuel pump.

The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing, taking the plane down on 36th Street NE in Calgary right beside the LRT and close to the Trans Canada Highway interchange.

In a statement, Super T said it is providing critical incident counselling to employees involved in the incident.

The company went on to praise the actions of the employee and thank the public for their support.

“The actions of the crew in a very difficult situation was exemplary and resulted in a safe landing with no injuries to passengers or crew,” the statement said. “The crew and Super T Aviation appreciate the positive comments expressed on the news and social media.”

Super T is asking for privacy for the crew involved in the incident.

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