At 16:03 est., Air France, Flight #358 (Airbus A340) enroute from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris overran Runway 24L…
At 16:03 est., Air France, Flight #358 (Airbus A340) enroute from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris overran Runway 24L at Toronto Pearson International Airport by some 200 metres. The resulting fire after the overrun has been contained. Information as of 21:00 hrs. est. was that there was no fatalities and the injured (43) have been transported to local area hospitals.
Total number on board – 297 passengers, 12 crew.
Toronto Pearson International Airport remains operational. Prior to the overrun, the airport was under a ground stop program due to extreme weather conditions which resulted in the postponement of departing aircraft. The ground stop program has ended.
Passengers from Flight #358 are in the process of being reunited with meeters and greeters. The Sheraton Gateway hotel, adjacent to Terminal 3, is facilitating this activity in conjunction with Air France.
It has been confirmed that no hazardous materials were on board the aircraft.
The Transportation Safety Board has been alerted to this incident and is at the airport.
The GTAA advises passengers to check with their airline prior to coming to the airport.
The Airport Authority also advises travellers to check GTAA website frequently for updates.
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