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TSB provides update on investigation into Fond-du-Lac accident, expands data collection on aircraft operations in remote areas

Associated links (A17C0146)

Winnipeg, Manitoba, 23 April 2018 – Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released a factual update on its investigation (A17C0146) into the fatal aircraft accident that occurred in Fond-du-Lac, Saskatchewan, on 13 December 2017. The update provides additional information on the sequence of events that led to the accident, the progress of the investigation activities to date, and the work planned for the next steps ahead.

As part of the investigation, the TSB will be conducting a data gathering exercise regarding aircraft operations at remote airports in Canada. "We count on the widest collaboration possible to better understand the challenges and requirements involved in ensuring safe flying conditions to and from remote communities," said Natacha Van Themsche, TSB Director of investigations, Air.

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: 819-360-4376