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Porter plane grounded after collision

A Porter Airlines plane was grounded yesterday after colliding with aservice vehicle at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Sundaynight.

A Porter Airlines plane was grounded yesterday after colliding with a service vehicle at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Sunday night.

Airport spokeswoman Ashley Barnes said Flight 259 was arriving from Ottawa just before 9 p.m. when a minor collision took place approaching Gate 14.

The accident resulted in the closing of the gate and “minor” operational impact at the airport.

A spokesperson with Porter Airlines said yesterday the plane’s nose cone and a propeller were damaged in the collision, although a cost estimate wasn’t known. Porter also said the plane is remaining grounded in Halifax until it’s repaired to fly.

 
 
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