News release

Associated links (A18P0108)

Investigation report: August 2018 loss of control on initial climb and impact with the runway at Abbotsford International Airport, B.C.

Vancouver, British Columbia, 28 March 2019 – Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A18P0115) into a loss of control on initial climb and impact with the runway involving a vintage de Havilland DH-89A biplane at the Abbotsford International Airport, in British Columbia, in August 2018.

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

See the investigation page for further information.


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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