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An airplane runs off the runway at Waterloo airport in Canada


A Canadian airport “will be closed to commercial traffic for the rest of the day” after a Flair Airlines plane “went off the runway” on Friday morning while landing, the airport and the airline said in statements.

Flair Airlines flight F8 501 from Vancouver to Kitchener-Waterloo had 134 passengers on board, plus crew, when it left the runway at the end of its landing at Region of Waterloo International Airport, said the airline company. The airport is in Breslau, Ontario, about 65 miles southwest of Toronto.

No injuries were reported, he said. Passengers disembarked from the plane and were taken to the terminal by bus.

The plane was left sitting in a grassy area off the runway, with emergency vehicles surrounding it, photos taken by Waterloo resident Tracey Quast show.

“In accordance with airport procedure, our team responded to the incident to ensure the safety of those on board,” the airport statement said, adding that the Transportation Safety Board of Canada is on scene. to perform an analysis.

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