Air Canada plane crashes on runway

Monday, 30 March 2015 - 10:34

An Air Canada flight heading from Toronto to Halifax crash landed after hitting an antenna array at Halifax Stanfield International Airport injuring 25 passengers, Transportation Safety Board investigators confirmed Sunday.

Air Canada flight struck an antenna array, which broke off the main landing gear causing the plane to skid for 1,100 feet after it hit the runway.

The plane’s nose and an engine detached and a wing was severely damaged in the landing.

The AC624 had 133 passengers and five crew members on board when it hit a power line and then skidded, leading to a mass power outage at the airport.

Earlier Sunday, Air Canada’s chief operating officer of Air Canada said the weather was safe for landing before the plane crashed.