Air Canada Flight 624 interior damage shown in new photos
Plane crashed during March landing in Halifax, injuring 25 people
Newly released photos show the damage caused inside Air Canada Flight 624 when it crash-landed at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in March.
The plane was coming in to land during heavy snow just after midnight on March 29 when it touched down short of the runway and smashed through an antenna array before finally skidding to a stop.
Part of the antenna structure punched through the floor near seat rows 31 and 33.
The photos were released with a slight update on the investigation into the crash of the flight from Toronto. Of the 133 passengers and five crew members, 25 were hurt badly enough to need hospital treatment. Many people had to wait on the icy runway for nearly an hour.
The TSB says the last weather update came to the crew at 12:15 a.m. and reported wind speeds of 20 knots gusting to 26 knots, with snow and drifting snow impairing visibility.
"During the approach, the engines of the aircraft severed power transmission lines, and then the main landing gear and rear fuselage impacted the snow-covered ground about 225 metres before the runway threshold," the TSB says.
"The aircraft continued through a localizer antenna, then impacted the ground in a nose down attitude, about 70 metres before the threshold. It then bounced and slid along the runway, coming to rest on the left side of the runway about 570 metres beyond the threshold."
Investigators have found no mechanical problems with the plane. They haven't said when they expect to complete their probe.