More than 20 individuals were taken to clinic early Sunday after an Air Canada plane slid off the runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia in terrible climate.
The air transport tweeted that a preparatory number demonstrated there were 132 travelers and five team individuals on board the Airbus A320. All left the plane after the incident. The airplane terminal later tweeted that 25 individuals were brought to clinic with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Peter Spurway, a spokesman for the airport, the plane “took a very hard landing and skidded off the runway,” CBC News reported. Heavy snow was reported in the zone at the time of the accident, at approximately 12:43 a.m. local time (11.43 p.m. ET)
“Right now, we have some minor injuries. Nothing that is deemed to be life-threatening,” Spurway stated, according to CBC.
He said the incident was not an accident in light of the fact that the plane, which had withdrawn Toronto, is accepted to have been under control when it came into the runway. He included that there is no sign what brought about the hard landing, the reporter reported.
Power at the airplane terminal was quickly thumped out and Nova Scotia Power tweeted that they had restored it. The reason for the blackout was not clear. Spurway said he was not certain if the two episodes are joined.
Greg Wright, who was waiting for his 13-year-old child, who was a traveler on the plane, told CBC he thought his child was kidding when he called from the aircraft.
According to Wright : “He said, ‘We crashed, we crashed.’ I said, ‘Where are you?’ He said, ‘I’m on the runway. I was panicked.”
The airplane terminal says the runway is shut with no flights arriving or leaving. Spurway said the damaged plane will need to be evacuated before operations can continue. He said government agents have been brought in over the incident, as per CBC.