Thunderstorms in Toronto and elsewhere forced five flights to be diverted to Buffalo Niagara International Airport and Niagara Falls International Airport late Monday afternoon, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority reported.
A Canadian Air Transat flight from Rome, Italy, to Toronto, landed in Niagara Falls about 5:15 p.m. It was expected to take off for Pearson International Airport in Toronto around midnight, NFTA spokeswoman Helen Tederous said.
Two other Air Transat planes – from Vancouver to Toronto and from Calgary to Montreal – arrived a short time later. The flight to Toronto left at 10:30 p.m. and the Montreal-bound flight was due to take off after 10 p.m., Tederous said.
In Buffalo, American Eagle Flight 4407, bound from Charlotte, N.C., to Toronto, landed about 6:20 p.m. United Airlines Flight 1913, headed from Los Angeles to Cleveland, touched down here shortly before 8 p.m. Both were still on the ground late Monday, according to the airline websites.