March 25: TSB Releases Report on Fatal Plane Crash
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into the Aug. 2011 fatal crash of First Air flight 6560 in Resolute Bay. The charter flight struck a hill about one nautical mile east of the runway, killing all four crew members and eight of the passengers, and seriously injuring three other passengers. A combination of factors contributed to the accident. For example, although the pilots knew they were off course, they each had a different understanding of the situation and didn’t take corrective action in time. The TSB believes that stronger measures to improve crew communications are needed.