Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Audio 4:05 AM AT

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AT01 - (Plane-Off-Runway)

HALIFAX. x-18s. Investigators have arrived in Halifax to piece together why a Boeing 7-4-7 cargo plane skidded off an airport runway yesterday, sending four crew to hospital. The SkyLease Cargo overshot Runway 14 just after 5 a.m. Larry Vance, an accident investigator now in private practice, says the investigation will take time, but it appears the plane was landing with a strong tailwind -- something he says is a bit of a red flag.

("...the wind.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Vance says while it's possible to land with a tailwind, there would be little room for - quote - "deviations" such as a high airspeed or delayed touchdown. He says another potential factor in the accident could have been the rainy conditions, which can lead to hydroplaning. …

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