Canada's Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is investigating a runway excursion that occurred as an Air Georgian Beech 1900D turboprop was attempting to take off from Toronto Pearson International airport on 21 January.

The incident occurred at about 20:48 local time and involved flight 7298, an Air Canada codeshare service from Toronto to Hartford, according to flight schedules and the TSB.

"During take-off from Runway 6L, the aircraft lined up to the left of the runway centerline and began the take-off roll," the TSB tells FlightGlobal. "The incident happened after that."

The TSB provides no other details about the actual incident but is sending a team to Toronto to investigate.

No injuries were reported and the 19-seat aircraft subsequently returned to the gate, says the TSB.

The aircraft operating that flight was a Beechcraft 1900D with registration C-GORN, according to

Air Georgian says that the flight was "preparing to take off Sunday evening when one of its tires crossed off the main runway onto the adjoining taxiway. The take-off was halted and after a safety inspection the aircraft was returned to the terminal".

"The cause is under investigation by the TSB, so no additional details are available," the airline adds.

Neither Air Canada nor the Toronto Pearson International airport responded immediately to requests for more information.

Story updated on 22 January in second-to-last paragraph to include a comment from Air Georgian.

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