An airplane with an unknown emergency aboard and headed to Hamilton was diverted to Niagara District Airport where it has landed safely Tuesday night, according to the St. Catharines Fire Department.
The plane had reported an emergency as it was coming in to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.
Hamilton firefighters had been dispatched to the airport at about 8:45 p.m. and were awaiting the plane's arrival when they were informed the plane was diverted to an airport it was closer to at the time.
When the plane landed at Niagara District Airport in Niagara-on-the-Lake at about 9:20 p.m., St. Catharines firefighters from multiple stations in the area and emergency services were waiting.
However, the plane landed safely and did not need any assistance.
Earlier, Hamilton firefighters waiting at the Mount Hope airport had been told the plane was diverted to another airport, said the fire department spokesperson Claudio Mostacci.
Mostacci and St. Catharines fire officials said they had no information about the nature of the emergency, what kind of plane was involved, where it was originally destined and how many people were on board.
Source: the spec.com