Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Transportation Safety Board of Canada

May 23, 2006 12:35 ET

Media Advisory: The Transportation Safety Board of Canada Will Release its Final Report into the Fatal Cessna Aircraft Crash into Constance Lake, Ontario, in July 2005

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - May 23, 2006) - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will release, on May 24, 2006, its final report (A05O0147) into the fatal collision with water of a Cessna A185F seaplane in Constance Lake, Ontario, on July 18, 2005. The investigator in charge will be available to speak with the media on the day of the release.



Who: Doug McEwen, Investigator-in-Charge
When: May 24, 2006, starting at 10:00 a.m. (eastern daylight
time)


On July 18, 2005, at approximately 1050 eastern daylight time, the Cessna A185F seaplane cartwheeled on the lake, travelling in a northwesterly direction and adjacent to the north shore of the eastern section of the lake. The aircraft came to rest inverted in the lake with most of the aircraft visible. It floated approximately 500 feet east, then came to rest on the bottom of the lake, with only the bottom of the floats visible. Some local residents attempted a rescue, but they were unable to get the pilot out of the aircraft.

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