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Air Canada flight leaves runway in Halifax, no major injuries

03/29/2015 12:44 EDT | Updated 05/28/2015 05:59 EDT
An Air Canada plane from Toronto to Halifax left the runway as it landed at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport early Sunday morning, the airline confirmed.

All the passengers on flight AC624 have left the plane and are heading into the terminal, the airline tweeted.

Peter Spurway, a spokesman for the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, told CBC News there had been a "hard landing" at the airport. There are no reports of any major injuries, he said.

Electricity was also knocked out at the airport.

Scott Murray, one of dozens of family members waiting for loved ones on the flight from Toronto, told CBC News his father was on the plane and called to say "that the plane crashed and he's all right."

It was snowing heavily at the airport at the time of the incident and Murray said his drive in was just as "nasty."

"It was a rough ride here. It was pretty nasty. Highways aren't that great," he said.

CBC reporter Chris Ensing is on the scene, tweeting from the airport

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