Two crew members walked away unharmed after a Buffalo Airways plane made an emergency landing off the runway Friday morning near Hay River.
Spokesperson Alex Fournier from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) says it happened about 8:00 am after an engine failed on the DC-3.
“The Hay River to Yellowknife flight experienced engine failure shortly after takeoff. They were about 10 kilometres out of Hay River…and attempted to return to the airport,” Fournier said.
He was not entirely sure how close to the airport they were when the plane landed.
Fournier added that they are still assessing the situation and have not yet decided whether a full investigation is warranted.
One media report suggests the plane is damaged beyond repair.
Buffalo Airways was of course made world-famous by the TV show Ice Pilots NWT.
It chronicled the ups and downs of the Northern airline and its fleet of vintage planes.