TSB onsite investigation into fatal plane crash wraps up


The Transportation Safety Board says it’s wrapping up on-site operations in its investigation into the small plane crash near Kelowna last week that killed all four people aboard, including former Alberta premier Jim Prentice.

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It says examination and documentation of the wreckage scene about 10 kilometres northeast of the Kelowna airport is complete and investigators have collected the data they needed from the accident site.

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The wreckage will be removed by helicopter and taken to a warehouse for further analysis in what the TSB says will be a challenging investigation because the Cessna Citation wasn’t carrying flight-data or cockpit voice recorders.

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It says nothing definitive has been found yet, but over the coming weeks additional information will be gathered in a number of areas, including weather conditions, aircraft maintenance records, pilot training and medical history.

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