Deployment notice

TSB has launched an investigation into the crash of a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter in the M'Clure Strait, north of Banks Island, Northwest Territories

Edmonton, Alberta, 10 September 2013 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is launching an investigation into the crash of a Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) helicopter. The CCG helicopter, operated by Transport Canada, departed from the CCG vessel Amundsen and crashed in the M'Clure Strait, off the coast of Banks Island, Northwest Territories. The TSB is gathering information and will be deploying.


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