Sudbury

TSB report highlights importance of following safety directives after 2019 aircraft/fuel truck collision

The Transportation Safety Board has released its report into a crash between a Jazz Aviation LP flight and a fuel tanker in 2019 detailing how passengers ignored and threatened staff to be let off the plane.

Despite flight attendant's instructions, a passenger opened an emergency window and jumped from the plane

Damage on the aircraft that was struck by a fuel truck at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. (Transportation Safety Board)

The Transportation Safety Board has released its report into a crash between a Jazz Aviation LP flight and a fuel tanker in 2019 detailing how passengers ignored and threatened staff to be let off the plane.

The safety board says the flight bound for Sudbury was unable to land, returning to Toronto at 1:26 a.m. on May 10, colliding with a fuel tanker while taxiing.

The report notes that despite instructions from a flight attendant, one passenger climbed over their seat to open an emergency window exit and subsequently jumped from the plane.

The flight attendant opened the main door exit two minutes after the crash, after facing a threat from one passenger and pressure from several others.

One crew member, one infant and 13 passengers suffered injuries.

The aircraft was carrying 52 passengers, three of whom were infants. In addition, there were three crew members and one person occupying the flight deck observer seat.

There was no fire and no fuel spillage.

The TSB says visibility was a factor in the crash.

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