Flight cancelled at YYC after de-icing spray enters plane

A WestJet flight from Calgary to Houston was grounded and a woman aboard a plane was taken to hospital after being exposed to de-icing fluid.

The company stated crews were de-icing the aircraft when the fluid made its way into the air conditioning system and smoke appeared in the cabin.

According to Emergency Medical Services, they were called to YYC International Airport at around 7:20 a.m. Sunday to treat a woman working on the flight.

“We transported an adult female to hospital in stable, non-life threatening condition,” explained spokesperson Adam Loria.

The Calgary-based airline said in total, two crew members sought medical attention as a precaution.

“A fulsome review is being conducted with our de-ice crews in YYC to learn what happened and to prevent reoccurrence. These findings will be shared amongst all of our de-ice crews across our network,” stated WestJet spokesperson Lauren Stewart.

WestJet said guests were not hurt, but they did empty the plane and passengers were rebooked on a flight leaving two-and-a-half hours later.

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