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Kelowna investigation update: on-site operations wrapping up

Richmond, British Columbia, 19 October 2016 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is wrapping up the on-site operations of its investigation (A16P0186) into the 13 October 2016 accident north of Kelowna, British Columbia, involving a Cessna Citation aircraft.

The examination and documentation of the wreckage scene is complete and investigators have collected the data they needed from the accident site. The wreckage will be removed by helicopter and transported to a facility for further analysis.

Next steps

With the conclusion of the Field Phase begins the Examination and Analysis Phase. TSB investigators from across Canada are involved in helping with this ongoing investigation. While there are no definitive findings to report at this time, there are some important next steps.

In the coming days and weeks, the team will:

“We will be thorough in our analysis of the data we have collected, and will continue to gather information as the investigation progresses”, said Beverley Harvey, TSB's Investigator-in-Charge.

Working with others

The TSB conducts independent investigations. However, we would like to recognize the contribution of other organizations:

If at any stage during the investigation the TSB identifies safety deficiencies that require immediate attention, it will communicate directly with Transport Canada and the industry, and will inform the public.

Visit the active investigation page for more information about this investigation.

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