NEWS
08/13/2014 07:48 EDT | Updated 10/13/2014 05:59 EDT

Air Canada flight makes emergency landing at Ottawa airport

An Air Canada flight headed for Toronto was forced to make an emergency landing in Ottawa this morning after reports of smoke in the cockpit.

The Ottawa Airport Authority confirmed the Air Canada flight landed safely around 6:30 a.m. ET.

Officials haven't yet confirmed the takeoff point for the flight. But Janice Shaw, who said her family was on board and safe, said on Twitter that a flight headed from Fredericton to Toronto made an emergency landing in Ottawa. 

On the website of Toronto's Pearson International Airport, Flight AC8953 heading from Fredericton to Toronto was the only cancelled flight on the schedule. The schedule also indicated a stop in Ottawa.

69 passengers, 4 crew members 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 got called around 6 a.m. There were four crew members and 69 passengers on board, they added.

A couple of people waiting to fly at the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport tweeted their flights were delayed due to the landing.

Air Canada could not immediately be reached for comment.