Returning WestJet flight lands in Calgary, goes off runway

Cabo flight goes off runway

A WestJet flight returning from Mexico went off the runway in Calgary on Tuesday, and passengers had to disembark onto the tarmac.

The Boeing 737-800 had just landed after taking off from San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, when its nose wheel went into the grass as it turned off the runway at about 25 knots speed, according to an aeroinside.com report.

The aircraft came to a stop with the nose gear on the grass, and the passengers were unloaded safely and bused to the terminal.

The runway was closed until the aircraft was towed to the apron, and the aircraft was still on the ground about 20 hours later.

Aeroinside's report contains information from the Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Report System.

Transport Canada endeavours to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the data contained within CADORS, however, the information within should be treated as preliminary, unsubstantiated and subject to change.

WestJet operates daily flights from Kelowna to Cabo in the winter, many of which connect via Calgary.

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