Aviation media advisory 2011

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada Releases Investigation Report into the December 2010 Crash of a Cessna 310 near Pokemouche, New Brunswick

(Gatineau, Quebec, December 16, 2011) - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its final investigation report (A10A0122) into the December 2010 controlled flight into terrain accident involving a Cessna 310 near Pokemouche, New Brunswick.

On the night of 14 December 2010, a Cessna 310 departed the Montréal/St-Hubert Airport, QC, on a night instrument flight rules flight to the Pokemouche Airport. Three transmissions were received from the aircraft's emergency locator transmitter; however, the signal terminated before the location could be determined. The wreckage was located 2 days later in a wooded area, approximately 5.5 nautical miles west-northwest of the Pokemouche Airport. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact and post-crash fire. The lone occupant was fatally injured.

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.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca