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At least 23 injured after Air Canada plane skids off the runway after landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
A picture posted on Twitter of the crash scene
A picture posted on Twitter of the crash scene

At least 23 people have been injured after an Air Canada plane skidded off the runway after landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia.

Two of the passengers required “urgent attention” but most were treated for minor cuts and bruises.

The airline confirmed the incident with Flight AC624 from Toronto on Twitter but it did not say what caused the Airbus A320 to leave the runway after landing.

However, heavy snow was forecast in the eastern Canadian city.

The airline reported 23 people were harmed. Halifax airport spokesman Peter Spurway said 25 people were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Two of the injured passengers required “urgent attention” but most were being treated for minor cuts and bruises, Spurway said.

Five crew and 133 passengers were on board the plane, according to Air Canada.

Spurway said passengers appeared shaken as they left the plane, describing the incident as “scary.”