Westjet flight grounded after plane hits catering vehicle on YVR tarmac

Jan 3 2019, 8:41 pm

A Westjet plane full of passengers hoping to escape Vancouver’s rainy weather and head for sunnier skies in Palm Springs on Thursday were forced to wait a little longer, after the plane hit a catering vehicle while backing out of its gate.

Passengers on the flight shared their perspectives on the cancelled flight and current situation.

 

In response, Westjet tweeted that the aircraft was “under the control of our ground crew at the time of the incident.”

A Westjet spokesperson told Daily Hive that “all guests and crew were safely offloaded upon the aircraft’s return to gate and have been re-accommodated onto a new aircraft scheduled to depart shortly.”

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