May 16, 2017 9:48 am

TSB report on 2015 Halifax airport crash to be released Thursday

Air Canada flight 624 made a hard landing at Halifax International Airport and skidded off the runway in 2015.

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Federal authorities will release their investigation report Thursday on the 2015 Air Canada crash landing at Halifax’s international airport that injured more than two dozen people.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in a news release this morning that the report on what it terms a “collision with terrain” will be released at a news conference at a Halifax hotel.

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Flight 624 hit the ground about 200 metres short of runway 05 at Halifax Stanfield International Airport shortly after midnight on March 29, 2015, as it approached in gusty winds and heavy snowfall.

The twin-engine plane bounced into the air and crashed near the runway threshold before careening along the tarmac for another 570 metres.

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An engine and the plane’s landing gear were torn from the airframe amid a shower of sparks and leaking fuel, but there was no fire and the fuselage remained largely intact.

The report will be released by TSB chair Kathy Fox as well as Doug McEwen, the lead investigator, and Yanick Sarazin, the TSB’s manager of standards and quality assurance for air.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

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