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Hard Landing Short of Runway Slices Off Passenger Jet's Nose Cone, Landing Gear and an Engine; 25 Hospitalized


"They touched down 1,100 feet short of the runway so I'd say they're pretty lucky."


Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made a hard landing short of the runway at the Halifax airport during a snowstorm, crashing into a bank of antennas and shearing off its main landing gear, nose cone, and an engine as it skidded on its belly, officials said. The airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries.

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