More info...this apparently happened on takeoff, not landing. Airport is closed according to our staff in YHZ
. MKA1602 would be the flight number, operating CYHZ-LEZG (ZAZ
/Zaragoza, Spain). Prayers with the flight crew.
Quoting the story...
HALIFAX - A Boeing 747 cargo plane has crashed off the end of a runway at Halifax Airport, RCMP said on Thursday.
The airport is closed as fire departments and emergency crews rush to the scene.
Taxi drivers taking passengers to the airport had reported being turned back, saying all they had been told was that there was some sort of incident.
The airport is about 35 kilometres from the city's downtown.
No other details are available
[Edited 2004-10-14 10:50:51]