AC 320 in Halifax incident

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    Air Canada provides Update on AC624
    March 29, 2015
    Air Canada provides the following update on flight AC624, an Airbus A320, that was involved in an incident upon landing at Halifax International Airport, Nova Scotia. The incident occurred at approximately 24:43 AT Sunday March 29 (23:43 ET March 28).

    The passenger list indicates the airplane was carrying 133 passengers and 5 crew members.

    All passengers and crew deplaned the aircraft. Air Canada can confirm that 23 passengers and crew sustained non-life threatening injuries and have been transported to local hospitals for observation and treatment.

    Air Canada personnel are currently on site providing assistance to passengers and additional Air Canada teams are on their way.

    No further details are available at this time, however Air Canada will provide regular updates on Twitter and on its website at aircanada.com as information becomes known.

    Air Canada will be cooperating fully with authorities in their investigation.
     
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    "Air Canada said on Twitter shortly before 8 a.m. that 18 people who were taken to the hospital had been released. There was conflicting information on the number of people injured shortly after the accident but Air Canada and the airport later said they verified 23 were transported by Emergency Health Services to area hospitals.

    None of the injuries were considered life threatening, Air Canada said.

    The Halifax area was under a snowfall warning at the time, with as much as 20 centimetres of snow forecast for the area. There was no indication from officials on whether the weather played a factor in the landing."
     
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    T;he AC thread on FT is an interesting read on this incident......;)
     
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    You mean if one wants to read pure bunk to go there. I tried and had to stop reading it was that bad.
     
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    It is the usual bashing posters who rant and rail about AC and somehow continue to be part of the forum.
    I have been on the forum for 14 years and since a few years it has become a playground for certain members. I rarely post now but keep an eye on the forum for the odd bit of decent info.
     
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    As when you find the decent info you share here ... Right? :rolleyes:

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    HALIFAX — Air Canada says it was safe for pilots to land a plane in Halifax that crashed early Sunday morning during a snowstorm.

    Chief operating officer Klaus Goersch says the pilots flying AC624 circled above the Halifax airport for a period of time but the weather was safe for them to land.

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/0...g-blizzard-in-halifax-sending-23-to-hospital/

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    People complaining about being cold call to mind advice given at the tour of YEG last year. The EMS presenter advised wearing clothing appropriate for the conditions in which you are landing, as it is possible in an emergency that you could be standing out on the runway for a while. Shorts and flip-flops won't cut it in the snow. Probably a good idea to have your coat in your arms to land in winter. (As you will in J).
     
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    No one said infrequent flyers were smart ;)

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    Here is the record of that interview.

    http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/ID/2661358911/

    Not the best interview by an executive, :eek:
     
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    I find it rather strange that the CEO and President of Passenger Airlines have yet to make a comment in public. Leaving it to a Vice President with the Chief Council lurking in behind seems a poor choice !
     
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    Sounds like it is probably a "CFIT"....It’s too early to know where the investigation will lead but controlled flight into terrain – CFIT in the jargon of accident investigators – is the most common cause of major accidents among big airlines. - from the Globe.

    Sounds like the kind of flight you don't want to be on.
     
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    maybe they are busy with the important things like peoples' health and employee morale when things like this happen. We know your bias but sometimes human decency is not public.
     
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    Over on FT Ken Hamer and his band of Air Canada haters are having a field day (including slanderous comments).
     
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    Ken hamer has not been able to fly for years due to health issues and has a demented view of AC. He thinks he is going to destroy them and he fits in there perfectly
     
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    Aircraft removal process initiated. YHZ employee posted this.
    https://instagram.com/p/07XRHSPSER/

    I hope the person holding the strap is not directly underneath the load lift.
     
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