A hearing for a class-action lawsuit against Air Canada for a flight that crashed at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport in March of 2015 has been scheduled for December.
The two law firms representing the passengers, Wagners out of Halifax and Camp, Fiorante, Matthews and Mogerman, out of Vancouver, met before Justice Denise Boudreau Thursday to schedule the proceedings.
Air Canada flight 624 landed short of the runway on March 29, 2015, due to poor visibility and stormy weather. Twenty-three people were injured as a result of the crash.
Passengers on the flight received $5,000 from Air Canada.
Both firms have extensive histories of class-action lawsuits involving plane crashes. Wagners was involved in the successful representation of the families of the seven crew members who died in the MK Airlines Ltd. cargo plane crash near Halifax’s airport in 2004.
CFM prosecuted a class action for the passengers on the Air France flight that overran the runway at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport roughly 10 years ago.
NTSB Identification: ENG15WA026
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Halifax, Canada
Aircraft: AIRBUS A320 - 211, registration:
Injuries: 28 Minor, 110 Uninjured.
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On 29 March 2015, an Air Canada Airbus A320-200 aircraft (registration C-FTJP) clipped a power line and approach lights short of Runway 05 at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada is investigating the accident. As the state of manufacture of the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) unit, the NTSB has designated a U.S. Accredited Representative under the provisions of Annex 13 to the Convention on Civil Aviation to assist the TSB.
All inquiries concerning this accident should be directed to the TSB of Canada at:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
200 Promenade du Portage
Place du Centre, 4th Floor
Hull, Quebec K1A 1K8