This photo tweeted by Sean Costello, who was waiting for a flight on the morning of Aug. 13, 2014, shows emergency crews on the tarmac at Ottawa's MacDonald-Cartier International Airport. Photo supplied by Sean Costello
Air Canada Jazz flight AC8953 was headed from Fredericton, N.B., to Toronto this morning when it was forced to make an emergency landing in Ottawa after reports of smoke in the cockpit, Air Canada has confirmed.
The Ottawa Airport Authority confirmed the flight landed safely around 6:30 a.m. ET.
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Air Canada spokeswoman Debra Williams confirmed flight AC8953 had reports of smoke in the cabin and was forced to land in Ottawa.
"Passengers were moved by ground transportation into the terminal and were booked on alternate flights to their destination. We apologize to our passengers for this incident and inconvenience," Williams said in a statement.
Janice Shaw, who said her family was on board and safe, also said on Twitter that a flight headed from Fredericton to Toronto made an emergency landing in Ottawa.
69 passengers, 4 crew safe after landing
Ottawa firefighters and paramedics were also called to the airport. Paramedics did not treat anyone for injuries, while firefighters were told to stand down before arriving.
Paramedics were called around 6 a.m. There were four crew members and 69 passengers on board.
A couple of people waiting to fly at the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport tweeted their flights were delayed due to the landing.
Air Canada said the plane is currently being inspected and the cause of the smoke has not been determined.
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