French Jet Crashes in Toronto with No Fatalities Everyone on board an Air France jet -- 297 passengers and 12 crew -- survives, after the plane skids off the runway. A powerful storm was in the area when the plane went down as it attempted to land at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.
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French Jet Crashes in Toronto with No Fatalities

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French Jet Crashes in Toronto with No Fatalities

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The Airbus A340 is seen burning after skidding on a runway near Highway 401 in this screen grab from CTV. Reuters/CTV hide caption

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An Air France passenger jet skids off the runway as it attempts to land at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Police say everyone on board -- 297 passengers and 12 crew -- survived. The plane, an Airbus A340, was flying from Paris.

The passenger jetliner was attempting to land during a powerful storm when it hit the ground awkwardly and burst into flames, witnesses said. The aircraft left the runway and skidded to a stop near Highway 401, Canada's busiest roadway.

The plane's crew facilitated a fast evacuation from the emergency exits before flames engulfed the plane. There were reports of 24 people with minor injuries.