Boeing 747 Cargo Jet Skids Off Runway on Landing at Canada's Halifax Airport

Boeing 747 Cargo Jet Skids Off Runway on Landing at Canada’s Halifax Airport

By Dario Leone
Nov 8 2018
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The Boeing 747 wound up on a slight incline far off the runway, about 50 meters (yards) from a fence marking the airport perimeter

Taken on Nov. 7, 2018 the incredible video in this post, which appeared on CBC Nova Scotia Facebook Page, shows a Boeing 747 cargo plane after it had skidded off the runway while landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia. Five crewmembers have been sent to hospital with minor injuries.

Airport spokeswoman Theresa Rath Spicer said the SkyLease Cargo plane went off Runway 32 just after 5 a.m. (4 a.m. EST) Wednesday. It’s not clear what caused the accident.

As reported by AP News, the plane wound up on a slight incline far off the runway, about 50 meters (yards) from a fence marking the airport perimeter. Two engines were sheared off completely.

The nose of the white aircraft showed moderate damage. The underside of the plane appeared to be cracked and heavily damaged.

Following its introduction in 1969, the Boeing 747 became a major success with airlines and the flying public. As the world’s first wide-body jetliner, the 747 had revolutionized air travel, and cemented its manufacturer’s dominance in the passenger aircraft market.

Photo credit: ANDREW VAUGHAN/THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Dario Leone

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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