1. Days after Germanwings crash, Air Canada Airbus A320 flight slides off Halifax runway, 23 injured

Days after Germanwings crash, Air Canada Airbus A320 flight slides off Halifax runway, 23 injured

An Air Canada flight crash landed in the east coast city of Halifax and went off the runway early on Sunday...

By: | Toronto | Updated: March 29, 2015 7:57 PM
A Sunday, March 29, 2015 photo provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada shows a Air Canada Airbus A-320 at Halifax International Airport after an "abrupt" landing. The Airbus 320 skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said Sunday 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries. None of the injuries were considered life threatening, Air Canada said. (AP Photo/The Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

A photo provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada shows a Air Canada Airbus A-320 at Halifax International Airport after an “abrupt” landing. The Airbus 320 skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said Sunday 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries. (AP Photo)

An Air Canada flight crash landed in the east coast city of Halifax and went off the runway early on Sunday, local media reported, with the airline confirming 23 passengers and crew suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The airline said the incident happened shortly after midnight, and 18 of the 23 admitted to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries have been released.

Air Canada said the Airbus A320 flying from Toronto was carrying 133 passengers and five crew members. The airline did not give the cause of the accident but said it was cooperating fully with investigators.

Local media reported it was snowing heavily at the airport at the time of the accident.

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An Air Canada Airbus A320 lies in the snow after it skidded off the runway at Halifax International Airport, Nova Scotia March 29, 2015, in this handout courtesy of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.  (Reuters)

Photos posted online by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada showed the nose of the airline broken off and at least one engine badly damaged in the crash

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