Plane makes emergency landing at Yk Airport

A woman was listed in stable condition after a flight made an emergency landing at Yellowknife Airport Friday after she had gone into medical distress.

According to a news release from RCMP, a Delta Airlines flight was en route from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Seattle when it made an emergency landing at Yellowknife Airport at about 2:00 in the afternoon.

Police state that a female passenger was in medical distress and needed emergency care.

She was transported to Stanton Territorial Hospital and was in stable condition.

Mounties state that all other passengers were safe and the plane resumed its flight around 2:30 PM.

The Yellowknife Airport Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Response team and the Canadian Border Services Agency attended the scene along with Yellowknife RCMP.


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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.