Air Canada Passengers Receive Big Checks After Scary Crash Landing


Air Canada crash Nova Scotia

Photo: Twitter/CBC News Alerts

On March 29, Air Canada Flight 624 crash-landed on the runway in Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Nova Scotia. The plane hit the power line with 23 passengers and crew immediately taken to the hospital. Fortunately, no one was critically injured.

According to CBC News, passengers have received checks from the airline for CAD$5,000 (USD$4,015.) Below is the letter from the president of Air Canada’s passenger airlines, Benjamin Smith:

Air Canada customer letter crash

The letter indicates that $5,000 is not an admission of liability but reimbursement for expenses. Passengers are advised to speak with personal lawyers especially if the text in their letters do not appear to be the same as the one shown above.

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Lawsuits from such incidences are not uncommon, passengers could potentially sue the airline, pilots, manufacturer of the aircraft, the government or even airport operators. As of now, one Nova Scotia law firm is filing a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the passengers.

Source: CBC News. Additional reporting by Jetset Times.

What do you think of how Air Canada is handling the issue? Let us know in the comments.


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