Aviation Photo #2613774 Airbus A320-211 - Air Canada

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Aftermath of crash AC624 during a blinding snowstorm. It has now been called a hard landing, not a crash.
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    Barry Shipley
    Air Canada
    Airbus A320-211
    Airbus A320
    Airbus A320
    Halifax - Robert L Stanfield International
    Nova Scotia
    March 29, 2015
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3 years ago
It touched down 300 meters before the runway, so it is not a hard landing but a real crash.
3 years ago
The Canadian TSB today announced that this aircraft (AC624) landed over 1000ft short of the runway and hit antennas along with losing an engine and the landing gears. Pretty sure this is a crash, not a 'hard landing'.
3 years ago
Great crisp clean picture which sadly shows the end of this work horse that was delivered to AC in 1991. This was a crash landing plain and simple since the first strike occurred with power lines at/or below the level of the berm which had the ILS equipment that was the second strike that this A/C made and the 'hard bump and bounce’ that all the PAX first mentioned. The final landing was the crash and loss of the main gear and including bending under the nose gear and shearing off the port engine and folding under the starboard one. If you look at other images of this A/C's nose, you will see parts of the ILS array impaled in it. This was not a hard landing, it was a crash landing and a good landing as all walked away. A great landing would have been one that allowed AC to use the A/C later that day which CLEARLY is not the case for FIN 214... RIP old girl.
3 years ago
If its only a hard landing, then Im sure we'll see her back in the skies in the near future. Bit of masking tape hear and there and she'll be as good as new...
3 years ago
I agree it was a crash landing. I was just reporting what the TSB said at the time of the upload.
3 years ago
Terrific shot of an appalling scene; nice backlighting with the specular reflection highlighting the cockpit. Great to also see the remains of the right engine. "Crash", by the way, is an irregular verb; I made a hard landing; you overran the runway; he crashed.

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