11 SEP 2019: A Boeing 737 aircraft operated by Swoop turned back to the airport yesterday in Abbotsford, B.C., after striking several geese. Flight 312 left for Edmonton at 8:18 a.m. and landed back at the airport 10 minutes later after hitting the geese.

Swoop said in a statement it was working on recommending travel options for the 176 passengers who were aboard the plane.

It said the aircraft has been removed from service for further inspection.

In a tweet, it thanked the captain and crew for ensuring the safety of everyone on the flight.

Swoop is a low-cost subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Inc.

 

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