Heavy damage to the plane was visible, but no serious injuries were reported, though 23 passengers and crew were taken to area hospitals for minor injuries. It was scheduled to arrive at Halifax International at 12:40 a.m. local time in Nova Scotia. Power went out at the airport, according to multiple reports, and all passengers were deplaned upon landing.
Air Canada Flight 624 at rest off the runway after landing at Stanfield International Airport in Halifax, Canada, on Sunday.The flight was carrying 133 passengers and five crew members.
Power went out at the airport, according to multiple reports, and all passengers were deplaned upon landing. Early reports said the plane may have clipped a power line while landing, though that wasn’t confirmed and there was no official word whether the power failure was related.
The airport suspended operations, but flights were slowly resuming later Sunday morning. Pitch black inside HFX airport. I’m told a bus is headed to plane to pick up passengers. Weather is a major suspect of the crash landing, with light snow in the area and winds gusting to 62 miles per hour. Road conditions were slippery. Read more…