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WestJet flight to Canada makes emergency landing

September 26, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Canada has made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport just 13 minutes after takeoff.

Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says the flight crew for Thursday’s flight 1709 to Victoria in British Columbia worried the plane might have a fuel leak shortly after it took off around 3:18 p.m. The Boeing 737 with 126 people on board returned to the airport at 3:31 p.m. and landed without incident. Clark County Fire gave the all clear shortly after. Crews says no other flights were delayed.

She referred questions about the fuel leak concern to the airline.

The WestJet website showed the flight taking off again at 6 p.m. Thursday. WestJet officials did not immediately return messages seeking comment.