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Update about the TSB investigation into the accident involving a Tecnam P2006T aircraft near Cochrane, Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, 27 February 2017 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) continues to advance its investigation into the accident involving a Tecnam P2006T aircraft operated by Mount Royal University, near Cochrane, Alberta. The TSB offers its condolences to the families and friends who lost loved ones in this accident.

What we know

Work to date

Next steps

With the conclusion of the field phase, the examination and analysis phases begin. In the coming days and weeks, as part of its investigation process, the team will

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. There are often many factors that can contribute to an accident.

Additional updates will be provided as required.

See the investigation page for more 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: 819-360-4376