Air Canada Plane Wanders off Runway, Canadians Seem OK With It

Posted Aug 5th 2011 10:00 AMUpdated Aug 5th 2011 01:41 PM

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A Frankfurt-bound Air Canada jet drove off the runway at Toronto International Thursday evening and got stuck in the grass. The Toronto Star reports that the pilot is blaming the incident on a problem with the landing gear (wheels pointed in the wrong direction?).

After surviving the most innocuous crash in aviation history, passengers were forced to wait for roughly an hour before being shuttled back to the airport and put up for the night by the airline.

A passenger told The Star that the "people were very patient and had good humor," which is exactly the last thing a passenger would have said if the accident occurred at, let's say, Newark's Liberty International.

Crews spent Thursday night trying to move the plane off of the grass after it sank into the soil.

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August 09 2011 at 5:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Viper1ex19

This your captain speaking: Ooops

August 05 2011 at 10:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Viper1ex19

Left turn Clyde

August 05 2011 at 10:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Viper1ex19

ooop's... sorry folks just a little turbulance. oh wait, we're still on the ground. darn text messages. Flight attendant, get me a phone with bigger text.

August 05 2011 at 10:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steve

Ok How can A Plane "WONDER" off a runway, was it walking around and not paying attention. Don't you nimrods mean it ran off the runway? I guess it was either pilot error, or traffic controller error.either way, I wonder why these people would be "OKAY" with it.

August 05 2011 at 5:52 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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doo doo

they were going real slow and had trouble steering, they wern't trying to take off, when will people learn to read . . .

August 07 2011 at 3:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TravelMaus

We can WONDER why it WANDERED off the runway!

August 07 2011 at 12:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
outtaspc

"...recalculating..."

August 05 2011 at 5:28 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Geoff

Obviously the rudder is useless at low ground speeds- but...hey the nose wheel steers! Hopefully left tunr on the wheel causes the 'plane to go left?

August 05 2011 at 5:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ginny0426

Wow! They were forced to wait (roughly) a whole hour! Seriously? I think Air Canada did a good job under the circumstances.

August 05 2011 at 3:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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doo doo

wait a whole hour to be taken off the plane, to be held over night, rather inconvinient if you ask any one. does any one here know how to read?

August 07 2011 at 3:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
*"RIS"* ~~>ONE

lmao thats true if it happened at newark people would have been like bitch wheres my refunddddd . and also theres no grass in newark.

August 05 2011 at 2:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jeffjohara2

Large aircraft are not steered on the ground with rudder peddles. They have either a small wheel or turning handle depending on the manufacturer. This device is used, only by the captain, until the aircraft has enough speed during the takeoff roll for the rudder to become effective. It is again used on landing after the aircraft slows to the point where the rudder is no longer effective.

August 05 2011 at 2:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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