Officials advise people check ahead on status of flights as operations ‘significantly impacted’
Officials at Stanfield International Airport near Halifax activated their emergency operations centre early Wednesday morning after a 747 cargo jet went off the end of a runway.
The crew of four on board were removed by fire crews and taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries. (Airport officials had earlier said it was a crew of five.)
Airport spokesperson Theresa Rath Spicer said the Sky Lease Cargo plane coming from Chicago was making a scheduled landing to pick up product and then fly to China.
The plane came to a stop less than 50 metres from a fence separating the airfield from Old Guysborough Road, a public two-lane road. The stretch between Oldham Road and Grove Road was closed to the public at around 9 a.m.