The crash landing of an air canada plane leaves 18 minor injuries
The forced landing of the Airbus A320 from Air Canada at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport has resulted in 18 wounded, none of them serious. A total of 23 people had to be moved to hospitals in the area, but all have been able to leave the medical facilities.
The company has reported that the incident occurred shortly after midnight when the plane, covering a route from Toronto to Halifax with 133 passengers and five crew members had to make a forced landing on the runway of the airport of destination city.
Air Canada has not given any information about the possible causes of the accident, but has ensured that it is cooperating with the investigation by the authorities.
At the time of the landing it snowed heavily in Halifax and passengers who have spoken with Canadian media claim to have seen a “strong Flash” before touchdown. Some sources speculate on a possible impact with an electric cable, but at the moment there is no official confirmation.
A spokesman for the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Peter Spurway, explained that two of the people travelling on the plane have needed “urgent attention” and has confirmed that there has been a power outage at the airport during the morning, although you have now restored supply.
Table of safety in the transportation of Canada (TSB) has released several photographs of the damaged with a badly damaged wing aircraft. Own TSB reported sending a team to investigate what happened.