Horror as Air Canada Airbus ‘crashes’ on runway

Second air accident in a week as an Airbus A320 ‘crashes’ on runway


by Fiona Day |
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A passenger plane has ‘crashed’ during landing in Halifax, Canada, according to reports.

There were 133 passengers and 5 crew members on the plane when it took a ‘hard landing’ at Halifax airport due to bad weather.

According to weather reports, visibility was very poor making landing difficult.

A passenger on the plane told NBC: "There was bad weather and reduced visibility. They circled for a while and then went in when they saw a break in weather.

"People with bloody faces. Took a long time being stranded on the runway with snow coming down."

The plane’s model is the same as the Germanwings aircraft which crashed in the French Alps last week.

Air Canada tweeted developments, writing: “AC Assistance team on site. Prelim report: 22 people transported to hospital for observation & treatment of minor injuries.”

A spokesman for the airline said: “All passengers and crew deplaned the aircraft. Air Canada can confirm that 23 passengers and crew sustained non-life threatening injuries and have been transported to local hospitals for observation and treatment.

"Air Canada personnel are currently on site providing assistance to passengers and additional Air Canada teams are on their way.

"No further details are available at this time, however Air Canada will provide regular updates on Twitter and on its website at aircanada.com as information becomes known.

"Air Canada will be cooperating fully with authorities in their investigation."

London tube adverts for Germanwings were recently replaced with ads for Air Canada following last week’s fatal crash.

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