Air Canada plane lays on the runway after it skidded off the run in Halifax. Photo courtesy of Transportation Safety Board of Canada

A 31-year-old San Diego woman en route home Monday night was shaken up, but otherwise unhurt, in Sunday’s crash of an Air Canada passenger jet in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Treasure Addis-Mills, who works for San Diego-based life sciences firm ResMed, was traveling on business to the city in the Canadian Maritimes when the Airbus A320 touched down short of a runway during a snowstorm, struck a radar antenna and clipped power lines.

Around 25 people, including the two pilots, were treated for minor injuries. The flight originated in Toronto.

Addis-Mills’ husband told City News Service he was unaware of the situation when she called him on her cell phone.

“She actually called from the runway after they got off the plane,” said Jeremy Addis-Mills, an aide to San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez. “I didn’t have time to get worried. I didn’t know what happened.”

On Sunday, he viewed online photographs of the jetliner and realized the severity of the situation his wife endured.

“Look at the plane — it looks pretty torn up,” he said.

On his Twitter feed, he posted comments from his wife of 6 1/2 years, saying she was “shaken up” and “tired” but “alive and doing well.”

“There was bad weather and reduced visibility,” she said via her husband’s Twitter account. “They circled for a while & then went in when they saw a break in weather.”

Jeremy said his wife was flying home tonight aboard an American Airlines flight.

City News Service

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