Everyone is safe after an Air Tindi flight destined for Fort Simpson made an emergency landing about eight kilometres north of Fort Providence on Monday evening.
Chris Reynolds, the president of Air Tindi, told Cabin Radio a Twin Otter had a malfunction at around 6:30pm and decided to divert to Fort Providence.
The aircraft did not make it to the airport and was forced to make an emergency landing.
Reynolds said first responders are on-site and he has been told everyone is doing OK. RCMP confirmed in a news release later in the evening the two pilots and three passengers on board were unharmed and were brought to Fort Providence to be assessed at the health centre.
“Our focus is just to make sure everyone gets to the community and we’ll go from there,” he said.
He said Air Tindi staff are monitoring the situation. The aircraft’s condition was not clear.
RCMP said more updates will be shared on Tuesday and that the Transportion Safety Board has been notified.