March 30, 2015
AC624 Crash Landing: Air Canada Flight 624 misses runway, injures 25 people
Air Canada Flight 624, an Airbus 320, landed short of the runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia. The plane departed Toronto, Canada late Saturday, March 28, 2015, for Halifax.
Of the 133 passengers and five crew on board, 25 people were injured in the landing. While attempting to land, the plane hit an antenna, severing a power line, cutting off power at the airport, and losing landing gear before skidding to a stop. It has been reported that the plane skidded on its belly for about 1,100 feet before it stopped, causing major damage to the plane.
The cause of this crash landing is under investigation. Motley Rice's aviation attorneys will continue to closely follow the developments of this incident.
Mary Schiavo and Motley Rice aviation attorneys have worked many commercial and private aviation disaster cases and represent plane crash victims from both in the U.S. and abroad, including the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 and the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco, California. Motley Rice aviation attorneys have experience in complex litigation and crash investigations involving pilot or manufacturer error, maintenance problems, terrorism and security breaches. They also have experience working under the Montreal Convention, a law that governs international flights. Schiavo is the former Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation.