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Four injured in an Air Canada Express (Jazz Aviation) Q400 accident at Edmonton

Jazz Aviation (Halifax) (Air Canada Express) flight AC 8481 from Calgary to Grande Prairie with 71 passengers and four crew members suffered a right landing gear collapse when it attempted an emergency landing on runway 02 at Edmonton International Airport. Four passengers sustained injuries while landing and were transported to local hospitals. The aircraft came to a rest on its right wing. The aircraft involved was Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-GGBF (msn 4433). The turboprop reportedly suffered a blown tire on takeoff at Calgary and the flight crew decided to divert to and attempt the emergency landing at Edmonton due to strong cross winds at Calgary. The propeller sliced through the fuselage narrowly missing a passenger on landing.

Jazz Aviation issued this statement:

A Jazz Aviation LP Q400 aircraft, operating as Air Canada Express, was involved in an incident at Edmonton International Airport at 8:30 p.m. Central Mountain Time.

Jazz flight AC 8481 was en route to Grande Prairie from Calgary. The passenger list indicates the aircraft was carrying 71 passengers and four crew members.

Four passengers have been transported to Edmonton-area hospitals and the extent of their injuries cannot be confirmed at this time. All other passengers and crew members have been evaluated by medical responders on the scene and released.

Passengers are being taken care of by Air Canada and a Jazz team is on its way to the scene.

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American to add nonstop Dallas/Fort Worth-Edmonton service on April 2

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will add a new nonstop route connecting its Dallas/Fort Worth hub with Edmonton, Alberta starting on April 2, 2014. The new daily service will be operated with an Airbus A319 featuring eight First Class seats, 24 Main Cabin Extra seats with additional legroom and 96 Main Cabin seats.

The new service will operate daily, with the three-hour, 55-minute southbound flight leaving Edmonton at 8:10 a.m. (0810) and arriving in Dallas/Fort Worth at 1:05 p.m. (1305).  The four-hour, five-minute northbound flight will leave Dallas/Fort Worth at 4:20 p.m. (1620) and arrive in Edmonton at 7:25 p.m. (1925).
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Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/Airlinersgallery.com. Airbus A319-115 N9002U (msn 5698) arrives at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

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