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Hold the phone: Unclaimed cell forces Air Canada to divert flight

By The Canadian Press   

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REGINA - Air Canada says an unclaimed cellphone was behind a decision to divert a Toronto-bound flight from Edmonton to Regina.

The Airbus A320, with 136 passengers, landed in the Saskatchewan capital at 9:25 a.m. this morning after the phone was found on board.

Regina Airport Authority CEO Dick Graham says the airport activated its emergency response procedures, which included calling police and the fire department.

Graham says the response matched the situation at hand and went by the book.

Air Canada says the plane was diverted “strictly out of an abundance of caution.”


It took off again shortly after a security check and refuelling.

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