Airbus Plane Skids & Crash Lands Off Runway in Halifax Canada

An Air Canada passenger suffered a hard landing and the A320 jet skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in Nova Scotia, sending 25 people to the hospital.

The airline said that Air Canada Flight 624 from Toronto an Airbus A320 “exited the runway” upon landing. It said a preliminary count showed 133 passengers and five crew were on board when the incident took place just after midnight local time.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport said its airfield was closed and 25 people were taken to the hospital. The airline said later that 18 had been treated and released.

There are questions to as why this happened, and why it took emergency vehicles up to 30-45 minutes to arrive and get attention. One passenger actually called emergency services himself.