Air France Flight 358

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On August 2, 2005, Air France Flight 358 was an Airbus A340 that skidded of 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.

Air France Flight 358
316co - Air France Airbus A340, F-GLZQ@CDG,06.09.2004 - Flickr - Aero Icarus.jpg
The aircraft involved seen in September 2004.
Accident
Date2 August 2005 (2005-08-02)
SummaryPilot error, weather-induced runway overrun
SiteEtobicoke Creek near Toronto Pearson International Airport, Mississauga,
Ontario, Canada
43°39′23.2″N 79°37′29.0″W / 43.656444°N 79.624722°W / 43.656444; -79.624722Coordinates: 43°39′23.2″N 79°37′29.0″W / 43.656444°N 79.624722°W / 43.656444; -79.624722
Aircraft
Aircraft typeAirbus A340-313E
OperatorAir France
IATA flight No.AF358
ICAO flight No.AFR358
Call signAIRFRANS 358
RegistrationF-GLZQ
Flight originCharles de Gaulle Airport
Paris, France
DestinationToronto Pearson International Airport, Mississauga,
Ontario, Canada
Occupants309
Passengers297
Crew12
Fatalities0
Injuries43 (31 minor, 12 serious)
Survivors309

Passengers[change | change source]

Nationality Passengers Crew Total
 France 101 11 113
 Canada 104 0 104
 India 8 0 8
 Italy 19 0 19
 United Kingdom 7 0 7
 United States 14 0 14
  Switzerland 25 0 25
 Germany 2 0 2
 Netherlands 3 0 3
 Australia 2 0 2
 Israel 4 0 4
 Mexico 1 0 1
 Turkey 1 0 1
 Japan 6 0 6
Total 297 12 309

Aftermath[change | change source]

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.

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