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TSB to attend the download of Yeti Airlines Flight 691 recorders

Gatineau, Quebec, 27 January 2023 — Pursuant to international agreements, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has appointed an accredited representative to participate in the investigation into the 15 January 2023 accident involving an ATR72 aircraft in Pokhara, Nepal. 

The TSB’s accredited representative, along with a technical advisor from Pratt & Whitney Canada, will coordinate the exchange of technical and safety information regarding the engines, which were designed and manufactured in Canada, and assist Nepal with the investigation. The accredited representative will also travel to Singapore to attend the download of the flight recorders, which is set to take place on 28 January 2023.

As per Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation [PDF 7.7MB], information on the progress and the findings of the investigation cannot be publicly released without the express consent of Nepal. In keeping with this convention, the TSB will not be able to divulge any information it learns from the recorder download.

This is all the information available until further notice.

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