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Engine of Air Canada Flight 624 on a Halifax runway after Sunday’s crash.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, March 31, 2015—Air Canada Flight 624 Crash Landing—Early Sunday morning (March 29), Air Canada flight 624 (from Toronto) crash-landed about 355 metres short of runway 05, at 12:43 a.m., during a snow storm, skidding more than 300 metres along the asphalt runway of Halifax’s Stanfield International Airport, just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It crashed through a power line line then through an antenna array. The front wheels, and engine and the nose cone were sheared of the airliner. There were 133 passengers on board the Airbus 320, along with five crew members. Twenty-five people were injured and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Emergency vehicles were on the scene within 90-seconds but passengers has to wait outside the wreck for up to 50-minutes before being transported out of the blizzard-like conditions. (Air Canada at first reported the crash-landing as an ‘Incident’, then upgraded it to a ‘Hard landing.’ But are now refering to it as a crash landing, after public and industry outrage. Canada’s Transportion Safety Board is investigating the crash. (All photos by Robert J. Galbraith, www.robertgalbraith.com ((514) 602-5248).

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AC Flight 624 Airbus 320 on a Halifax runway after Sunday’s crash. Note tail and main starboard wings are severely damaged. Landing gear and nose cone also torn from aircraft upon crash-landing.