THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDED AT A STEEPER ANGLE THAN EXPECTED.
but there was no fire and the fuselage remained largely intact.
More than two dozen people were injured in the Airbus SAS, the Halifax International Airport Authority, Nav Canada and Transport Canada.
Air Canada’s lawsuit against Airbus says the flight crew correctly configured the aircraft for landing, including entering the correct flight path angle into the flight computer.
“Since the aircraft was correctly configured for approach and landing and the approach was stable, the aircraft should have intercepted the threshold to runway 05 at an altitude of 50 feet,” the claim said.
“Instead, the aircraft descended at a steeper angle than expected and touched down short of the runway.”