How a Boeing 747 Cargo Jet Skidded to a Landing at Canada’s Halifax Airport

By Myself (Adrian Pingstone). - My own photo, taken with a Nikon D5300 DSLR and Tamron 70-300 mm lens., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43399260
August 4, 2019 Topic: Technology Region: Americas Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: Boeing 747Cargo JetSkid LandingRough LandingHalifax Airport

How a Boeing 747 Cargo Jet Skidded to a Landing at Canada’s Halifax Airport

Whew.

The nose of the white aircraft showed moderate damage. The underside of the plane appeared to be cracked and heavily damaged.

Taken on Nov. 7, 2018 the incredible video in this post, which appeared on CBC Nova Scotia Facebook Page, shows a Boeing 747 cargo plane after it had skidded off the runway while landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia. Five crewmembers have been sent to hospital with minor injuries.

Airport spokeswoman Theresa Rath Spicer said the SkyLease Cargo plane went off Runway 32 just after 5 a.m. (4 a.m. EST) Wednesday. It’s not clear what caused the accident.

As reported by AP News, the plane wound up on a slight incline far off the runway, about 50 meters (yards) from a fence marking the airport perimeter. Two engines were sheared off completely.

The nose of the white aircraft showed moderate damage. The underside of the plane appeared to be cracked and heavily damaged.

Following its introduction in 1969, the Boeing 747 became a major success with airlines and the flying public. As the world’s first wide-body jetliner, the 747 had revolutionized air travel, and cemented its manufacturer’s dominance in the passenger aircraft market.

This article by Dario Leone originally appeared on The Aviation Geek Club in 2018.

Image: Wikimedia.