Carroll-Byrne et al v. Air Canada et al.
Nova Scotia Supreme Court File: Hfx No. 438657
April 28, 2015
All passengers on board Air Canada Flight 624 (“Flight 624”) which departed Toronto bound for Halifax to arrive on March 29, 2015, excluding any on-duty members of the flight crew.
In the early morning hours of March 29, 2015, Air Canada Flight 624 crashed on its landing approach at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The weather conditions at the time were poor and the Airbus A320, which was enroute from Toronto, carried 133 passengers and five crew members.
All passengers and crew aboard Flight 624 were able to escape the aircraft. Injuries as a result of the crash included broken bones, scrapes, scratches and many neck and back problems that remain ongoing. A large number of passengers on Flight 624 also suffered severe psychological trauma as a result of the crash. The class action will seek to obtain appropriate compensation for the harm caused to the passengers.
- November 25, 2022: The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) dismissed the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board’s (TSB) appeal of the order for production of the cockpit voice recorder (CVR). The TSB will now have to release the CVR to the plaintiffs, along with the defendants Airbus, HIAA and Nav Canada. The CVR is instrumental in determining liability. After a three year delay caused by the TSB’s appeals, The plaintiffs will now return to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia to determine next steps to the trial on common issues. A copy of the SCC reasons may be found under the “Court Documents” heading.
- November 15, 2021: The Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board applied for and received leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) regarding the order for production of the cockpit voice recorder by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. The SCC hearing is scheduled for March 17, 2022. The trial on common issues cannot proceed until this appeal has been determined.
- April 16, 2021: The Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board appealed the order for production of the cockpit voice recorder by the Honourable Justice Duncan of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. The appeal was heard by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal on December 7, 2020 and written reasons for judgment were published on April 16, 2021. The appeal was dismissed.
- November 20, 2019: The plaintiffs, along with the defendants Airbus, HIAA and Nav Canada brought a motion seeking an order from the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia for production of the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) by the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board (TSB). This hearing was held on July 4, 2019. In written reasons released on November 20, 2019, Honourable Justice Duncan ordered the TSB to produce the CVR for flight AC 624.
- 2017-2018: Examinations for Discovery.
- December 14, 2016: The Honourable Justice Boudreau heard the plaintiffs’ motion to certify the lawsuit concerning the crash of flight AC 624 as a class action. Justice Boudreau provided her oral decision to all counsel on December 13, 2016. We are pleased to report that the motion to certify was successful against all defendants. A copy of the Certification Order may be found under the “Court Documents” heading.
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This website is intended to provide general comments on developments in the Flight 624 class action. It is not intended to be a comprehensive review nor is it intended to provide legal advice. Readers should not act on the information contained on this website without seeking specific legal advice on their particular situation. Class counsel will be pleased to provide legal advice to individual class members.
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November 25, 2022
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