Date & Time: Mar 29, 2015 at 0040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Airbus A320
Operator:
Registration:
C-FTJP
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Toronto – Halifax
MSN:
233
YOM:
10
Flight number:
AC624
Country:
Canada
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
133
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Toronto-Lester Bowles Pearson Airport at 2105LT bound for Halifax. Upon arrival, the crew followed a holding pattern due to snow falls. One hour later, the crew was authorized to land but the conditions were marginal. On final approach to runway 05, the aircraft was too low and clipped power cables and approach lights some 250 meters short of runway. The aircraft sunk, hit an embankment and crashed on runway. It lost its undercarriage, skidded for about 300 meters and lost his left engine before coming to rest. At least 23 occupants were injured while all others were unhurt. The aircraft is written off.