After hitting geese, Swoop flight to Edmonton makes emergency landing at Abbotsford airport

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      An airplane heading for Alberta this morning was forced to make an emergency landing in the Lower Mainland today.

      Swoop, a discount carrier owned by WestJet, confirmed that Flight 312 departing from Abbotsford International Airport en route to Edmonton reported hitting several geese shortly after take-off at 8:18 a.m. today (September 10).

      The aircraft safely made an emergency landing back at the airport, and all passengers disembarked without incident.

      After the airplane has undergone inspections and maintenance, it is expected to return to service this evening.

      The flight has been delayed to 8 p.m. and passengers who cannot make the rescheduled time can receive a full refund.

      WestJet launched Swoop in June 2018.