Crash investigation will be tough: TSB
EDMONTON — An accident investigator says it will be challenging to determine exactly what caused a plane crash that killed two flight instructors from Calgary’s Mount Royal University. Fred Burow of the Transportation Safety Board says the plane’s major components were destroyed in the crash and the resulting fire. The aircraft also wasn’t carrying — nor was it required to carry — a cockpit voice recorder or a flight data recorder. “The absence of these recorders does make the investigation more challenging,” Burow said Monday at a briefing in Edmonton. “The so-called black boxes that are required in larger aircraft do make things easier for the investigation and do bring a lot more data to it.”
Pilot Jeffrey Bird and co-pilot Reynold Johnson died Feb. 13 when their twin-engine Tecnam aircraft went down northwest of Calgary.