TORONTO (CP) - An Air France passenger jet burst into flames after skidding off the runway while trying to land at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.
The number of passengers was not immediately available.
Smoke billowed from a wooded area near Highway 401, Canada's busiest highway as emergency crews sped to the scene. A portion of the plane's wing could be seen jutting from the trees.
Peel police say the craft was an Air France passenger jet that was attempting to land when it ran into trouble.
"An Air France plane landing on runway 2-4 left went off the end of the runway the area of Convert Drive and the 401 area in Mississauga," said Sgt. Glyn Griffiths.
"Unknown at the time of any injuries. Flame was seen from the plane. And full response by all emergency vehicles."
He couldn't say whether any passengers had been removed from the plane.