5 hurt, driver charged after fuel truck strikes plane at Pearson airport

An Air Canada Jazz plane collided with a fuel truck at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in the early morning of May 10

Three people were taken to hospital after being injured when an Air Canada plane they were traveling on collided with a fuel truck at Toronto Pearsons Airport.

Const. Iryna Yashnyk says the man driving the fuel truck was not injured and faces a charge of unsafe driving.

Peel Regional Police told CP24 the truck driver was charged with one count of unsafe driving.

In a message posted to Twitter early Friday morning, Pearson International Airport said that the plane was evacuated after the crash and all passengers and crew on board were taken inside Terminal 1.

"Our primary concern was the safety and well-being of our passengers and crew", Debra Williams said. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and transported three crew members and two passengers to a local hospital for further evaluation.

The airline said Flight 8615 had been bound for Sudbury, Ontario, from Toronto but had to turn back due to weather conditions on the other end.

"At 1:36a.m.an Air Canada Jazz aircraft came into contact with a Menzies fuel truck while taxiing on the apron", Toronto Pearson tweeted.

An aircraft with 50 passengers on board collided with a fuel truck at Canada's busiest airport early Friday.

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, which operates Pearson, says the incident had no impact on operations.



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