May 21, 2015 11:30 am
Updated: May 21, 2015 11:34 am

Lawyers make pitch for Air Canada Flight 624 passengers to join lawsuit

An investigator inspects Air Canada flight AC624 that crashed early Sunday morning during a snowstorm, at Stanfield International Airport in Halifax on Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Lawyers for one of the class-action lawsuits filed on behalf of people involved in a plane crash at Halifax’s airport told a room full of passengers last night why they might want to sign on to the case.

Ray Wagner of Halifax and Joe Fiorante of Vancouver met with about 40 people and described how the action will seek damages for alleged physical and psychological injuries suffered by passengers.

Their statement of claim in April was the second to be filed with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court since Air Canada Flight 62-4 hit the ground short of the runway on March 29.

It alleges Air Canada did not adequately train the flight crew on the procedures for the Airbus A-320.

It also alleges the crew chose not to abort the landing when they knew, or ought to have known, that a safe touchdown was impaired or prevented by the weather conditions at the time.

The claims haven’t been proven in court and the parties named have yet to file a defence.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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