A Westjet flight headed to Victoria, B.C. was cancelled Friday night after the plane slid off the tarmac of the taxiway at the Edmonton International Airport.
WestJet Flight 173 was set to depart just before 6 p.m. According to WestJet the plane “departed the taxiway in icy conditions.”
In tweet, WestJet said the plane “slid off the tarmac.”
No guests or crew were injured in the incident and everyone onboard was able to deplane via the stairs.
WestJet said 55 passengers were rebooked on a to flight to Victoria Friday night via Calgary and the remaining 22 passengers will be rebooked Saturday morning.
While taxiing to depart @flyEIA for @Fly_YYJ WestJet flight 173 departed the taxiway in icy conditions. None of our guests or crew are injured. All guests and crew will be deplaned via bridge stairs and taken to the terminal via bus.
— WestJet (@WestJet) January 19, 2019
With files from CBC