News release

Associated links (A19C0026)

Investigation report: Wing lift strut failure and collision with terrain

Winnipeg, Manitoba, 8 October 2019 – Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A19C0026) on the 30 March 2019 wing lift strut failure and collision with terrain of a Piper J3C-65 aircraft on the frozen surface of Snowshoe Lake, Ontario.

The TSB conducted a limited-scope, fact-gathering investigation into this occurrence to advance transportation safety through greater awareness of potential safety issues.

See the investigation page for further information.


The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca

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