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Two Canadian planes make emergency landing after smoke in cabin

A flight leaving Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport was diverted to suburban Toronto Pearson Airport soon after takeoff

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Two airplanes belonging to Canada's Porter Airlines had to make emergency landings Sunday after smoke appeared in their cabins, the company said.

A flight leaving Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport was diverted to suburban Toronto Pearson Airport soon after takeoff "when the crew detected smoke inside the aircraft" Porter said in a statement.

"One of the two engines was shut down using standard procedures and the aircraft landed safely," it said.

Two passengers aboard the Bombardier Dash 8 received medical attention for suspected anxiety-related issues and two flight attendants were seen by medical personnel as a precaution, Porter added.

The 74 passengers aboard the Sudbury-bound Flight 539 had left Billy Bishop Airport at 7:35 pm (0035 GMT Monday). Porter said they will be able to continue their travel Monday.

On Sunday morning, another plane -- Flight 723 from Toronto to Washington -- was diverted to the small town of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, after smoke appeared in the cabin.

Its 66 passengers, who left downtown Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport at approximately 8 am, boarded another flight to the U.S. capital, Porter said.

The airline did not immediately comment on the cause of the incidents.