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AIRCRAFT INCIDENT AT SASKATOON AIRPORT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        January 10, 2014

 

Aircraft Incident at Saskatoon Airport

 

 

Saskatoon, SK:   At approximately 6:10 p.m. Thursday, January 9, 2014 an Air Canada Express flight #8588 arriving from Calgary landed normally on Runway 09 and during the subsequent taxiing operation veered off the end of the runway.  The cause of the incident is not immediately known; however, surface conditions were reported safe and operational at the time of the incident.

 

Fifty-two passengers and four crew members were on board at the time. No one was injured. A Saskatoon Transit bus arrived quickly on the scene to transport passengers from the aircraft to the Terminal.

 

 “I was incredibly proud and impressed by the seamless, collaborative and efficient response of our airport community,” commented Saskatoon Airport Authority President and CEO Stephen Maybury.

 

The incident closed one runway and normal operations resumed around midnight.  The Transportation Safety Board is reviewing the incident.

 

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For further information contact:

 

 

Saskatoon Airport Authority

Stephen Maybury

President & CEO

306-975-6464

 

 

Maxine Montgomery

Manager, Customer & Terminal Services

306-227-4242

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