TORONTO, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Ornge has confirmed the names of the
deceased pilots and paramedics following a fatal air ambulance accident
near Moosonee. They are:
Captain Don Filliter of Skead, Ontario
First Officer Jacques Dupuy, of Otterburn-Park, Quebec
Primary Care Flight Paramedic Dustin Dagenais, of Moose Factory, Ontario
Primary Care Flight Paramedic Chris Snowball, of Burlington, Ontario
The families of the deceased have been notified.
"We express our sincere condolences to friends and families of those who
have died," said Dr. Andrew McCallum, President and CEO of Ornge.
The accident happened at approximately 12:11 a.m. after the Sikorsky S76
helicopter departed from the Ornge Moosonee base. The two pilots and
two paramedics were en route to Attawapiskat to transport a patient.
Contact was lost with the aircraft shortly after takeoff. Immediately,
efforts began in relation to overdue and missing aircraft procedures.
There was no patient on board the aircraft at the time.
At this time there is no indication what caused the accident. It will
be investigated by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Ornge
will cooperate fully with the investigation team.
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