Flair Airlines aircraft leaves the runway during landing at Waterloo Airport

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A Flair Airlines flight with 134 passengers on board ran off the runway in Waterloo on Friday morning.

The airline say that Flair Airlines F8 501 from Vancouver to Kitchener-Waterloo “left the runway” at Region of Waterloo International Airport after landing.

Several videos posted on social media showed the plane, a Boeing 737, in what appeared to be a grassy field near the runway.

Waterloo Regional Police have told CP24 that a passenger was treated by paramedics at the scene for “a minor physical injury.”

No other injuries were reported.

Police say that “the area around the airport is currently closed to traffic.”

“Passengers departed the aircraft and were taken to the terminal by bus. The safety and well-being of our passengers and crew is our top priority,” a Flair Airlines spokesperson told CP24.

The flight departed Vancouver late Thursday night and landed in Waterloo around 6:25

At this time, it is still unclear what caused the plane to leave the runway.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has said it is deploying a team of investigators to “gather information and assess the incident.”

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