Aviation news release 2011

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada releases investigation report into the crash of a Grumman TBM Avenger water bomber in Miramichi, NB

(Gatineau, Quebec, 6 October 2011) – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its final investigation report (A10A0041) into the 23 April 2010 crash of a Grumman TBM-3E water bomber in Miramichi, New-Brunswick.

The report is available on this website.

On April 23, 2010, a Grumman TBM-3E Avenger fire-fighting aircraft departed Miramichi Airport for a practice water drop. Two minutes after departure, the aircraft collided with the ground just south of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was found deceased. Medical examination determined that the pilot had suffered a fatal heart attack prior to the aircraft impacting the ground.


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