A Boeing 747 cargo plane has skidded off the runway while landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Canada's east coast province of Nova Scotia.
The crew of four on board were removed by fire crews and taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
A statement from the airport says the incident happened at the end of Runway 14/32 during the plane's scheduled landing.
While it's the shorter of the two runways at the airport, cargo flights arrive and depart from there on a regular basis, she said.
The plane was sitting on a slight incline far off the runway and within about 50 metres of a fence that marks the perimeter of the airport boundary.
Two of the engines also appeared to be heavily damaged with the two other engines completely sheared off. The underside of the plane appeared to be cracked and heavily damaged. She said the main runway will reopen after that.
The deputy chief for Halifax Fire said the jet was not on fire and crews were attending the scene in a support role along with airport fire crews.
Chris Krepski, spokesman with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said investigators were en route to the site and will examine the aircraft and the surrounding terrain, interview possible witnesses and crew members and take possession of the flight data recorders.
Officials with SkyLease weren't available for comment Wednesday, while First Catch staffers refused to comment. CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon said there were also fog patches at about 5:15 a.m. and some water on the runway, with 23 mm of rain falling between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., then 5 mm between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.
In August, Stanfield airport announced SkyLease Cargo was operating two flights a week for First Catch, a Chinese-owned seafood freight forwarding company.
The new flights are also offered in partnership with locally owned and airport-based Gateway, which performs airport logistics and ground handling services at Halifax Stanfield.
The airport said it handled 34,051 tonnes of cargo in 2017.
It's the third serious incident at Stanfield in 15 years, but Vance said Halifax is a modern, sophisticated, well-equipped and well-run airport.
Flightradar24.com said the plane had flown to Anchorage, Alaska, and Changsha on Monday.
The plane was reported to be travelling from Chicago to Halifax.
A passenger plane crashed during a blizzard on March 29, 2015, injuring 25 people. Federal investigators blamed approach procedures, poor visibility and lighting. The Boeing aircraft dragged its tail before breaking up and bursting into flames in a wooded area. "Obviously, safety is our number 1 priority and we are now focused on resuming our operation, ensuring the safety of our passengers and working with the officials to determine how we can assist with the investigation".