HALIFAX, N.S. —
A Westjet 737 passenger plane has slid off the runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
The plane, which was full at about 180 passengers, landed at about noon Sunday from Pearson International Airport in Toronto during a snowstorm.
Passenger Eric Wynne, a photojournalist with the Chronicle Herald, said in a tweet that it appeared the aircraft wasn’t damaged.
“My flight, Westjet 248 from Toronto has slid off the runway,” Wynne said. “No idea of damage although it doubt it. I think we are ok. But a big ass tow truck is in its way. It could be a while before we get to the airport.”
The flight left Pearson at 9:12 a.m. and arrived in Halifax at 12:11 p.m.
In a tweet at about 12:55 p.m. the airport authority said no injuries were being reported.
A WestJet aircraft is currently disabled at the end of runway 14/32. We’re in the process of transporting passengers from the aircraft to the terminal building. No injuries are reported at this time.
— Halifax Stanfield (@HfxStanfield) January 5, 2020
At about 1:20 p.m., Wynne said the first of the passengers were being bused from the airplane to the airport.
The first group of passengers have left. Each coach carries 20 people. So 40 people has left. But since this is a full, big plane, and I am in the third last row in the back. I’m going to be here for a while. pic.twitter.com/GKWqUqCaz3
— Eric Wynne (@EricW_Photos) January 5, 2020
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