Cargo jet overshoots runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story comes from colleagues at our sister publication, Enfield Weekly Press, regarding the mishap at the Halifax airport this morning…


GOFFS – At 5:05 a.m. on Nov. 7, a Boeing 747-400 SkyLease cargo aircraft arriving from Chicago, Illinois, went off the end of Runway 32 upon its scheduled landing.

Halifax Stanfield has activated its emergency plan and its emergency response team is responding to the incident along with local emergency responders including Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Halifax Regional Police (HRP), Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE), and Emergency Health Services (EHS). The aircraft was carrying four crew members who had been removed from the aircraft and transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The airfield was closed temporarily.

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