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Cargo plane that overshot runway to be removed today

Aug. 15, 2012, St. John's - A cargo plane that overshot a runway at St. John's International Airport will be removed from the scene this morning.


August 15, 2012
By The Canadian Press

Officials with the airport authority says they'll then repair any damage that occurred to the runway's lighting system.

The airport authority hopes the runway will return to full service by this evening.

The Transportation Safety Board wrapped up its initial investigation into the incident last night, about 24 hours after the plane overshot the runway.

A spokesman for the agency says investigators' priorities were to download electronic files from the flight data recorder and
interview crew and air traffic controllers.

He says it's too early to know what caused the incident and the board is still deciding whether to conduct a more thorough
investigation.

The Ilyushin 76 was arriving from Prestwick, England with nine people aboard on Monday when it overshot the primary runway at the airport.

No one was hurt.