Despite flattened tires, pilot ‘does really nice job’ landing plane in Halifax

April 15, 2018 9:20 am

Passengers aboard an Air Canada flight from Orlando, Fla. had a few tense moments Saturday afternoon when their plane developed problems with its landing gear prior to its approach to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

Halifax Fire and Emergency Services were called to the airport at 3:33 p.m. after crew members reported the plane’s landing gear wasn’t descending properly. Air Canada flight 1219 was travelling from Orlando to Halifax.

The aircraft landed on the runway, blowing out two tires, but no injuries were reported.

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