GATINEAU, QC, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of
Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (A10Q0087) into
the 3 June 2010 collision with water of a privately operated amphibious
aircraft Lake Buccaneer, in Lac Berté, Quebec.
On June 3rd, 2010, the amphibious aircraft left Lac de la Marmotte II on
a flight to Baie Comeau, Québec, with the pilot and a passenger on
board. When the aircraft did not arrive at the destination by the end
of day June 4th 2010, a search was started on the morning of June 5th.
The aircraft was located on June 26th 2010 by the Sûreté du Québec
police dive team in Lac Berté. The aircraft had sustained substantial
damage on impact with the water and the pilot and the passenger had
sustained serious injuries and had drowned. No emergency locator
transmitter signal was detected by the search and rescue team. The
investigation could not determine why the aircraft descended and struck
the surface of the water.
The report is available on the TSB website at www.tsb-bst.gc.ca.
The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline,
railway and aviation 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.
SOURCE TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD OF CANADA
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