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5 January 2012

Progress report: TSB Canada classifies Resolute Bay Boeing 737 accident as CFIT

5 January 2012

In a progress report of their investigation into a fatal Boeing 737 accident at Resolute Bay, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada currently classified the accident as a Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) occurence. On 20 August 2011, a First Air Boeing 737-210C aircraft (registration C-GNWN) was being flown as a charter flight from Yellowknife, North […]

Report: LOT B767 Erroneous instrument indications resulting in airspeed and altitude deviations

15 April 2011

TSB Canada published the final report of their investigation into an occurrence involving a LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767-300, June 2009. Erroneous instrument indications resulted in airspeed and altitude deviations. The LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767-300 (registration SP-LPA) operating as LOT 2 departed from Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and was destined for Warsaw (WAW), Poland. At 22:03 Eastern Daylight Time, while […]

TSB critices Transport Canada on slow implementation of safety recommendation

11 April 2011

A TSB investiation into a cabin smoke and passenger evacuation incident revealed that Transport Canada had not yet implemented an actual regulatory change after accepting a safety recommendation dated December 2007. The recommendation called for passenger safety briefings to include clear direction to leave all carry-on baggage behind during an evacuation. On March 23, 2010 an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (registration C-FTJO), operating […]

Report: Fatal Grumman G-21 crash in Canada due to VFR flight into instrument weather

22 September 2010

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) issued their final report of the investigation into the cause of a CFIT accident involving a Gruman G-21 amphibious plane in November 2008, citing VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC). At about 10:13 Pacific Standard Time, the amphibious Grumman G-21A (registration C-FPCK), operated by Pacific Coastal Airlines, […]

Report: Pilots exceeded A319 tail fin limits during wake turbulence upset recovery

2 June 2010

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its final investigation report into the January 10, 2008 encounter with wake turbulence involving the Air Canada Airbus A319 operating as flight AC190. AC190 was en route from Victoria, BC, to Toronto, ON, with 83 passengers and 5 crew members. At 06:48 local time, a series of jolts were […]

TSB Canada launches watchlist of safety issues

16 March 2010

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) released a “Watchlist” that points to nine critical safety issues troubling Canada’s transportation system. The TSB Watchlist took shape after analysts found troubling patterns in their work. Three safety issues related to aviation: Problem: There is ongoing risk that aircraft may collide with vehicles or other aircraft on the ground […]

TSB issues report on fatal Grumman Goose crash

4 March 2010

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released the final report regarding the fatal accident involving a Grumman Goose seaplane in August 2008. A Pacific Coastal Airlines Grumman G-21A Goose, registered C-GPCD, crashed near Alice Lake, British Columbia, Canada killing five of the seven occupants. The flight departed Port Hardy Airport, British Columbia, on a […]