A SkyLease Boeing 747-400 Freighter skidded off the runway on landing this morning (7 November) at Halifax Stanfield International Airport causing closure of the airport for a time but has now reopened.
The airport said the aircraft was arriving from Chicago, Illinois, at 05.05h and had landed on Runway 14 when it went off the landing strip. It is off the end of this runway (which is also the approach to Runway 32).
The aircraft was carrying four crew members who were removed from the aircraft and transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The Nova Scotian gateway said the airfield has since reopened but flight schedules continue to be signifcantly impacted. Passengers are advised to check with their airlines on the status of flights prior to coming to the airport.