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In-flight emergency prompts unscheduled landing at Boise Airport

Posted at 2:10 PM, Apr 09, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-10 11:11:43-04

BOISE, Idaho — Air Canada Flight #997 had an unscheduled emergency landing at the Boise Airport on April 9. The flight was taking passengers from Mexico to Canada when pilots were forced to land in Boise.

According to a statement from Air Canada, the flight was diverted as a precautionary measure. During the flight, pilots received a cargo hold indicator light in the flight deck.

The 122 passengers on flight 997 can expect to finish their journey later today, with an Air Canada flight to Vancouver scheduled for 6 pm. For now, they have exited the aircraft to wait for their plane.

Source: Flight Aware

At this time, no injuries have been reported, though emergency personnel were called to the scene.

The 737-Max was flying from Mexico before diverting to Boise according to Flight Aware.

Details about the situation that prompted the emergency landing have not been released at this time. This article will be updated as the situation develops.