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AIR FORCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS

December 01, 2010 17:15 ET

Initial Flight Safety Report: CH-147 Chinook Incident of August 5, 2010

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2010) - The initial flight safety report entitled "From the Investigator" (FTI) dealing with the August 5, 2010, forced landing of the CH-147202 Chinook helicopter in Kandahar, Afghanistan, will be available today on the Air Force Directorate of Flight Safety website.

The Flight Safety investigation is still ongoing. The FTI is the team's initial report containing the facts of the accident as they are known at this time. Conclusions, cause factors, and recommendations are not contained in the FTI report. A final Flight Safety Incident Report (FSIR) will be published on the same website, approximately one year after the accident.

The Flight Safety investigation continues to examine the circumstances of the incident and the survival aspects of this occurrence. The investigation will be focusing on the effectiveness of aviation life support equipment and on egress procedures, as well as passenger safety.

Flight Safety investigations are conducted to determine the causes of accidents so measures can be put in place to prevent a recurrence. These preventive measures can then be applied throughout the Air Force.

The FTI can be viewed at the DFS web site as follows: http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/dfs-dsv/default.asp

Questions about the Flight Safety report for this accident should be directed to the DND/CF Media Liaison Office at 613-996-2353 or 1-866-377-0811.

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