TSB launches investigation into the accident involving a Mitsubishi MU-2B in les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 30 March 2016 – Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) began the Field Phase of its investigation (A16A0032) into the 29 March 2016 accident in Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, involving a Mitsubishi MU-2B aircraft. The TSB offers its condolences to the families and friends who lost loved ones in this accident.
What we know
Work to date
There are currently seven investigative team members on site. So far, the team has:
The team will continue working this evening taking measurements and documenting the site.
In the coming days, the team will also:
Communication of safety deficiencies
Investigations are complex and we take the time needed to complete a thorough investigation. However, should the investigation team uncover safety deficiencies that present an immediate risk, the Board will communicate them without delay.
Further, it is important not to draw conclusions or speculate as to causes at this time. It is rarely one issue that leads to an accident.
Additional updates will be provided as required.
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
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