Air Canada plane, fuel tanker truck collide at Pearson - 5 people, including pilot and co-pilot, were injured and tanker truck driver charged, according to Peel police
Bombardier Dash 8-300
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May 10, 2019 - cbc.ca
- Bombardier Dash 8-300
Five people were injured when an Air Canada Jazz plane and a fuel tanker truck collided at Toronto's Pearson International airport early today.
The collision occurred around 1:36 a.m. ET Friday as Flight 8615 was taxiing to a gate in Terminal 1 with 51 passengers aboard.The plane was originally headed from Toronto to Sudbury, but turned back to Pearson due to bad weather in the northern Ontario city.
Damage to DHC-8-300 aircraft involved in a collision with a fuel tanker at the Toronto Pearson Airport on 10 May 2019 #TSBAir pic.twitter.com/7VUdAipeOE
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According to Peel Regional Police Sgt. Bancroft Wright, the tanker truck struck the plane and the driver has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle under the federal Aviation Act.
"The plane was pretty much written off," Wright told CBC Toronto...