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Fredericton Airport, New Brunswick, under TSB investgation following an aircraft incident

Staff Writer |
The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada is deploying a team of investigators following a diversion to the Fredericton Airport, New Brunswick, due to an electrical fire aboard an aircraft operated by Porter Airlines.

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The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. A plane bound for Montreal from Halifax was forced to land at Fredericton International Airport after a small electrical fire caused smoke to spread through the aircraft.

A spokesperson for Porter Airlines says all 72 passengers and four crew members are safe, and that the fire was extinguished before the plane landed.

Jody Price, fire chief for the Oromocto Fire Department, says that his department responded to the airport shortly after the plane landed at 9:30.

According to Price, the electrical issues inside the plane caused a small amount of smoke to spread throughout the cabin.

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