Vancouver snow: EVA Air plane skids off taxiway at YVR

posted on 30th November 2022 by Eddie Saunders

Cheryl Chan, vancouversun.com

A plane went off a taxiway at Vancouver International Airport due to snowy and slippery conditions.

YVR said the EVA Air plane from Taipei landed safely shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday.

While exiting a taxiway to make its way to the gate, the plane got stuck in the grass adjacent to the north runway.

“Due to the incident, the north runway was unavailable for arrivals,” said YVR spokeswoman Megan Sutton in a statement. “However, the south runway remained open for both arrivals and departures and YVR continued to be fully operational.”

Passengers were stuck on the plane for three hours before they were able to disembark and taken to the terminal on buses.

There are no reports of injuries.

Workers could be seen inspecting the Boeing 777 aircraft, which remained grounded early Wednesday morning.

The airport says snowy conditions meant flight delays are expected to continue into Wednesday morning. Passengers are urged to contact their airline or check  the airport website for the latest arrival and departure information.