Porter flight makes emergency landing, airline’s second diversion in one day

“A Porter Airlines flight heading from Toronto to Sudbury, Ont., made an emergency landing Sunday evening.It was the second Porter Airlines flight on Sunday that was diverted from its original route.The airline confirmed on its website shortly before 9 p.m. that flight PD539 had been diverted to Pearson Airport. The Greater Toronto Airport Authority said that there was a “medical call” involved in the emergency landing. Peel paramedics said they transported an elderly female passenger from the plane to an Etobicoke hospital. Despite reports of smoke in the cockpit, they said the woman’s health issue was not smoke-related. The flight took off from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport around 7:30 p.m., according to Porter’s website. Earlier in the day, a Washington, D.C.-bound flight had to divert to rural Pennsylvania after it took off from Billy Bishop around 8 a.m.”

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