HALIFAX – A SkyLease Boeing 747-400F went off runway 14 at Halifax Stanfield Airport in the early morning of 7 November. The crashed airplane appears severly damaged with multiple cracks in the fuselage. The crew sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a result of the accident.
The airplane was operating flight 4854 from Chicago, when it overran the shortest runway of the airport with five people on board. All passengers survived the crash landing with minor injuries, according to CBC news. However the landing gear, fuselage and engines of the plane appear heavily damaged as a result of the crash.
The cargo airline SkyLease is based in Miami and operates a fleet of three MD-11’s and two 747-400F’s. The crashed aircraft was delivered to Singapore Airlines in 1997 and was bought by SkyLease in 2017. The plane flew over 88000 hours and had more than 16000 cycles before the crash landing.