News release

Associated links (A18O0096)

Investigation report: July 2018 impact with terrain near Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport, Ontario

Richmond Hill, Ontario, 7 January 2019 – Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A18O0096) on the July 2018 fatal accident involving a student pilot in a privately registered Bellanca 8KCAB aircraft near Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport, Ontario.

The TSB conducted a limited-scope, fact-gathering investigation into this occurrence to advance transportation safety through greater awareness of potential safety issues.


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
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca

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