Newspaper article The Canadian Press

TSB Investigating after Plane Leaves Runway While Landing in Toronto

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

TSB Investigating after Plane Leaves Runway While Landing in Toronto

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TSB investigating rough landing incident

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TORONTO - The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after an Air Canada plane briefly left the runway while landing at Toronto Pearson Airport.

Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur says the aircraft's landing gear left the runway for a short distance when landing Friday night.

Flight 623 from Halifax was carrying 118 people and no injuries were reported, the TSB said Saturday in a statement.

The Airbus A320 will be thoroughly examined and the TSB has obtained the flight recorders and gathered information about the weather conditions, the statement said.

Paul Varian of Burlington, Ont., says he was one of the 112 passengers aboard the flight when the plane lurched left off the runway and came to a "very sudden stop."

Varian says passengers were thrown forward in their seats and a few oxygen masks dropped. …

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