Runway at Calgary airport shut down Tuesday after WestJet flight mishap

The tail of a WestJet plane is seen dwarfing the Calgary skyline before the airline's annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

A runway at the Calgary International Airport had to be shut down for a number of hours when the front wheel of a WestJet flight went off the tarmac after landing.

The airport says in a social media posting that no one was hurt when the accident happened shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The posting says the plane had just arrived safely from Los Cabos, Mexico when the nose wheel slipped off along the east runway.

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The passengers were taken by buses to the airport terminal.

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There was no immediate word on the number of people aboard, or what caused the accident.

Other flights were diverted to the west runway until the aircraft was removed.

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