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    Air Canada Plane Crash Lands on Runway in Halifax, Dozens Sent to Hospital

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    Air Canada flight 624 crashed on the runway upon landing in Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Canada, arriving from Toronto; the airline confirms 22 people have been sent to hospital with minor injuries. No passengers were killed.

    An Air Canada airplane crash landed on the runway of the Halifax International Airport early Sunday. The Airbus A320 is believed to have slammed into a power line, likely leading to the crash and a mass power outage at the airport.

    The airline confirms that 22 people have been sent to a local hospital with minor injuries.

    Flight AC624 had 132 passengers and five crew members on board at the time of the crash.

    Peter Spurway, a spokesperson for Halifax International Airport, says federal investigators have been called in to probe the incident.

    The airport has been shut down and all flights have been cancelled.

    A direct link between the power outage and the crash have not been confirmed by airport officials.

    People who were waiting for their flights, however, posted pictures of pitch-dark terminals and speculated that it might have been caused by the incident. The power was restored some 80 minutes after being cut off.

    Initial reports from the scene indicated that the plane was badly damaged.

    The incident occurred amid light snowfall and heavy winds on Sunday. Road conditions were reportedly slippery.


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