Air France Flight 358
On August 2, 2005, Air France Flight 358 was an Airbus A340 that overran the runway at Toronto Pearson International Airport, due to the pilots deploying the thrust reversers too slowly. Despite 12 people substantiating injuries, all 309 people on board the plane survived.
|Date||2 August 2005|
|Summary||Pilot error, weather-induced runway overrun|
|Site||Etobicoke Creek near Toronto Pearson International Airport, Mississauga,|
43°39′23.2″N 79°37′29.0″W / 43.656444°N 79.624722°WCoordinates: 43°39′23.2″N 79°37′29.0″W / 43.656444°N 79.624722°W
|Aircraft type||Airbus A340-313E|
|IATA flight No.||AF358|
|ICAO flight No.||AFR358|
|Call sign||AIRFRANS 358|
|Flight origin||Charles de Gaulle Airport|
|Destination||Toronto Pearson International Airport, Mississauga,|
|Injuries||43 (31 minor, 12 serious)|
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Following the accident many flights departing from and arriving at Pearson were cancelled, and many other flights to Toronto Pearson were diverted to other Canadian airports such as Ottawa, London, Hamilton and Winnipeg. Many of the large aircraft were diverted to Montreal, as well as Syracuse, New York, and Buffalo, New York. Flights from Vancouver had to turn around. Around 540 flights were cancelled.