August 27, 2008 / 12:17 AM / in 9 years

Air France plane skids off runway in Montreal

TORONTO (Reuters) - An Air France-KLM Boeing 747 aircraft on a flight from Paris skidded off the runway after landing at Montreal’s Trudeau airport on Tuesday but there were no injuries or serious damage, police said.

<p>The tail of an Air France passenger jet, is seen at Nice international airport June 3, 2008. An Air France aircraft skidded off the runway at Montreal's Trudeau airport on Tuesday but there were no apparent injuries or serious damage, Canada's Global Television network reported. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Passengers were taken off the plane by emergency crews after it overshot the runway and became stuck in the grass.

Operations at the airport were not seriously affected and planes continued to land and take off.

Reporting Ted Kerr; Editing by Jackie Frank

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