Bakersdozen From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 336 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5004 times:
Was flying YYC-YYZ tonight and had a 30 min hold over Toronto before diverting to Ottawa. Pilot said over the PA that a plane slid off the side of the runway in YYZ and the airport was shut -down. We tried waiting but had to bail due to minimum fuel.
We landed in Ottawa, sat on the ground ffor 2 hours, refueled, de-iced, and returned to Toronto. Total trip time 8 hours. A westjet flight diverted with us into Ottawa and returned to Toronto 5 mins after us.
Narrative: The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership de Havilland DHC-8 aircraft (operating as flight JZA7819) was taxiing in preparation for departure on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Sudbury Municipal Airport (CYSB). The aircraft had crossed the threshold of runway 06L (en-route to runway 06R) and missed the turn onto taxiway DELTA, sliding into the grass are between taxiways DELTA and DELTA6. T.S.B. staff notified. Ops. impact -- unknown.
Not really, other than the operator and aircraft happened to be the same. YYB was landing (OK, how did they over shoot a 10,000' runway in a Dash????) and YYZ was taxying for take off. Considering the weather these flights operate in for a large portion of the year and the number of flights Jazz operate daily, its a credit to them there are not more accidents.