GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of
Canada (TSB) is assessing an accident involving a de Havilland DHC-6
Twin Otter aircraft, registration C-GKBC, operated by Kenn Borek Air
Ltd. The aircraft was on a flight from South Pole Station, Antarctica,
to Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, with a crew of three on board. The
wreckage was found on 25 January 2013, at 11:45 p.m. Mountain Standard
Time, by the Search and Rescue team near Mount Elizabeth, Antarctica.
TSB has jurisdiction to investigate this accident. TSB is currently
working with all agencies involved to assess whether to investigate.
The TSB is an independent agency that advances transportation safety by
investigating occurrences in the marine, pipeline, rail and air modes
of transportation. 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.
SOURCE: Transportation Safety Board of Canada
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