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Several factors led to cargo plane mishap

Dec. 2, 2011, Gatineau, Que. - The Transportation Safety Board says speed, a delayed touchdown and standing water set the stage for a cargo plane to overrun a runway in Moncton, N.B.


December 2, 2011
By The Canadian Press

The board says the Cargojet Boeing 727 hydroplaned after touching down on March 24, 2010.

In its report on the accident, the board says the nose wheel of the plane came to rest in deep mud off the end of the runway.

The plane was travelling from Hamilton when it landed at 3:07 a.m. at the Greater Moncton International Airport.

The board says the three crew members on board the plane weren't injured and there was only minor damage to the aircraft.

The board says runway overruns are identified on its watchlist as one of nine critical safety issues posing the greatest risk to Canadians.