Air Canada flight from Toronto spins out after landing in Halifax
Flights at Halifax Stanfield International Airport were disrupted Monday evening after an Air Canada passenger jet slid off a runway.
Airport spokeswoman Tiffany Chase says Air Canada Flight 614 from Toronto landed around 6:30 p.m., but the crew reported the aircraft was unable to make it to the gate.
The Transportation Safety Board says an initial investigation determined the aircraft was slowing down during the landing roll when it began to slide at a low speed.
Spokesman Chris Krepski says the plane's nose gear made contact with some snow and the aircraft swung around 180 degrees.
Krepski says the main landing gear came to rest on the edge of the runway close to some lighting, and the plane was eventually towed.
Chase says passengers were shuttled from the plane to the terminal.
She says the incident halted departures and arrivals for roughly two hours.
Inclement weather hampered travel around the Maritimes on Monday as a snow storm blasted the region.
Flights at the Halifax airport were still experiencing delays and cancellations Tuesday morning.