On 5 January, a WestJet Boeing 737-800 (C-FUJR) operated domestic flight WS248 between Toronto and Halifax, Canada. After landing at Halifax – in poor conditions, the aircraft slid off the edge of the runway. A tow was required to pull the aircraft back on the runway, passengers were bussed to the airport building.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) send investigators to the scene. There are no injuries to the 172 guests and seven crew members.
Westjet Airlines #Boeing 737-800 on flight #WS248 from Toronto skidded off the runway in snow on runway 14 at Halifax-Stanfield International Airport with 178 passengers on board. At the time strong winds prevailed and visibility was half a mile. No reports of injuries. #AvGeek pic.twitter.com/uK1ao7LijI
— Aero News (@teamaeronews) January 5, 2020
A Westjet plane has slid off the runway at Halifax Airport. Multiple tweets from people on the flight suggest everyone is ok. Buses are transporting passengers back to the airport. @CTVAtlantic pic.twitter.com/FqtmKxhGyD
— Cory McGraw (@McgrawCory) January 5, 2020
INCIDENT Westjet #WS248 from Toronto slid off the edge of the runway after landing in Halifax. Tow required. No injuries reported. Weather conditions poor. Buses heading to scene to take passengers to the terminal. Runway 14/32 closed. https://t.co/dAHBMdOsJe pic.twitter.com/AfyFu1X52P
— Tom Podolec Aviation (@TomPodolec) January 5, 2020