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Investigation report: fatal injury of a pilot during ground operations in Port Hardy, British Columbia, in December 2020

Richmond, British Columbia, 25 June 2021 — Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A20P0105) into the fatal injury of a pilot that occurred on December 7th, 2020 during ground operations of a Wilderness Seaplanes Ltd. de Havilland DHC-2 Mk. I.

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 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: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca