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UPDATED: Air Canada flight crash lands at Halifax airport, no major injuries reported


HALIFAX - A plane crashed while attempting to land at Halifax's Stanfield airport this morning at approximately 12:30 a.m.

Firefighters, RCMP and paramedics responded.

Around 1:30 a.m. March 29, Air Canada confirmed on Twitter that that flight AC624   "exited runway upon landing at Halifax." 

At 2:27 a.m., the company said preliminary counts showed 132 passengers and five crewmembers were on board. Passengers' family and friends reported on social media sites that people had been taken to a hanger for triage. 

At 3 a.m., the airline reported that "22 people transported to hospital for observation & treatment of minor injuries."

The airport called the incident an "abrupt landing" on Twitter.

Electricity was knocked out to the airport in the crash, but Nova Scotia Power said it was restored just after 2 a.m.

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