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AIR FORCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS

March 10, 2008 11:15 ET

Media Advisory/News Conference: Release of Flight Safety Investigation Report for the Crash of Cormorant Helicopter CH149914 on July 13, 2006

GREENWOOD, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - The Air Force will hold a news conference on Tuesday, March 11 at 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia at 11:00 local time for the release of the Flight Safety Investigation Report (FSIR) into the July 13, 2006 crash of Cormorant helicopter CH149914 that killed three Canadian Forces Search and Rescue crew members and injured four others.

The FSIR, which contains the final facts, findings and recommendations made by the Directorate of Flight Safety (DFS) associated with this accident, will be available March 11 on the DFS website at www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/dfs/ .

Interested media are asked to arrive at the front gate parking lot by 10:00 to register with Captain John Pulchny. For more information please contact Captain John Pulchny at (902) 760-1773 or Captain Scott Spurr at (902) 760-0265.

Questions about the Flight Safety Investigation 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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