09/03/2016 14:12 EDT | Updated 09/04/2017 01:12 EDT

Smoke detected on WestJet flight causes detour for Ottawa-bound passengers

REGINA — Passengers on a WestJet flight bound for Ottawa found themselves making an unexpected detour to Regina on Saturday.

WestJet spokeswoman Lauren Stewart says flight 610 from Calgary to Ottawa was diverted to Regina after crew members detected smoke in the flight deck.

Stewart says the plane landed safely without any problems.

Passengers were transferred to alternate flights in order for them to continue their journey.

Stewart says the aircraft in question is being taken out of service and will be inspected by maintenance crews.