Aviation news release 2012

Transportation Safety Board releases report into the June 2010 collision with water of an amphibious aircraft Lake Buccaneer LA-4-200 in Lac Berté, Quebec

Gatineau, Quebec, 03 July 2012 —The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (A10Q0087) into the June 2010 collision with water of a privately-operated amphibious aircraft Lake Buccaneer, in Lac Berté, Quebec.

On 3 June 2010, the amphibious aircraft left Lac de la Marmotte II on a flight to Baie Comeau, Québec, with the pilot and a passenger on board. When the aircraft did not arrive at the destination by the end of day June 4, a search was started on the morning of June 5. The aircraft was located on June 26 by the Sûreté du Québec police dive team in Lac Berté. The aircraft had sustained substantial damage on impact with the water and the pilot and the passenger had sustained serious injuries and had drowned. The investigation could not determine why the aircraft descended and struck the surface of the water.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation 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