Air Canada flight from Toronto skids off tarmac into snowbank at Halifax airport

Mar 5 2019, 1:38 pm

After a flight, all you want to do is get home to your bed.

But unfortunately, for over 200 passengers and crew members on board an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Halifax Monday evening, that couldn’t happen.

After landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the aircraft slid off the runway and came to a rest in a snow bank.

There were 211 passengers on flight AC614, which flew in from Toronto according to an Air Canada official.

According to officials, the Boeing 767-300ER was unable to taxi to the gate in Halifax because of poor weather conditions.

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A passenger aboard the flight said after the aircraft slid off the runway, passengers were required to sit on the runway for 2.5 hours while they waited for officials to inspect the plane.

“We thank our passengers for their patience and understanding as they were bused to the terminal. The aircraft is now the hangar for a maintenance inspection and expected back in service soon,” said Air Canada officials in a statement to Daily Hive.

A photo taken out the window of the AC614 flight that was shared on social media along with the caption “sitting in a plane stuck in a snowbank.”

There were no injuries reported, according to the airline.

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