Air Canada forces runway shut down in Tokyo

31 JUL 2018: An Air Canada flight from Montreal, mistakenly entered a half-paved taxiway at Tokyo Narita airport in Japan on Monday, forcing it to close one of its two runways. The Boeing 787 Air Canada flight from Montreal, carrying about 210 passengers and crew, was stranded for hours on the taxiway under construction alongside the runway.

Narita airport, the country’s main international gateway, shut down the runway when the plane entered the wrong taxiway after landing, local media reported.

There were no reports of injuries.

Work began to tow away the aircraft five hours after it entered the partially-paved taxiway, according to public broadcaster NHK.