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Waterloo Region airport closed to commercial flights today after Flair plane overruns runway

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The Transport Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is investigating after a plane with 140 people on board left Vancouver on Friday overran the runway at Waterloo Regional International Airport.

According to TSB, a Boeing 737 owned and operated by Flair Airlines overran Runway 26 as it was en route to Kitchener-Waterloo upon landing at about 6:25 am ET.

Photos and video taken at the scene appear to show the plane resting in a field.

A total of 134 passengers and 6 crew members were on board. According to TSB, he had visible damage to one of his wings, but no one was hurt.

“Passengers were disembarked from the plane and taken by bus to the terminal. rice field.

TSB closed Runway 26 to conduct an investigation, but a Waterloo area spokesperson told CBC News the airport will be closed to commercial traffic for the rest of Friday.

The following departures have been cancelled.

  • Flair Flight 801 to Edmonton was scheduled to depart at 9am.
  • Flair Flight 881 to Montreal was scheduled to depart at 3:35 PM.
  • WestJet Flight 557 to Calgary, scheduled to depart at 4pm
  • Flair 500 bound for Vancouver scheduled to depart at 6:50pm

The following arrivals have been cancelled.

  • WestJet flight 544 from Calgary scheduled to arrive at 3:06 PM
  • Flair Flight 814 from Calgary, scheduled to arrive at 4:40 p.m.
  • Flair 802 from Edmonton scheduled to arrive at 5:40pm

Flair also canceled an early morning flight leaving Vancouver on Saturday.

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