LETHBRIDGE: The Transportation Safety Board has released its report on an Alberta plane crash that killed one of the air crew, citing equipment failure and "unnecessary chatter" between pilot and co-pilot as the cause.
The man who died when the Kenn Borek Air flight out of Edmonton went down near Kirby Lake, was 31-year-old Andrew Donald Fielding from Lethbridge Nine other people on the Beechcraft plane survived when it crashed last October. A Transportation Safety Board report into the tragedy says a stall warning horn didn't go off before the plane went out of control, but investigators couldn't explain why it didn't work.
The report added there was non-essential conversation between the pilot and co-pilot as they tried to find the Kirby Lake runway in less-than-ideal weather conditions. The board says the crew couldn't gauge the plane's performance properly when it slowed speed to the point of stalling before it fell to the ground.
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 3/7/2014 9:48:45 AM
Source: Country 95 News