Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Transportation Safety Board of Canada

November 20, 2007 08:41 ET

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada Will Hold a Media Availability to Release its Final Report into the Air Transat Investigation

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2007) - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will release, on November 22, 2007, its final report (A05F0047) into the Air Transat loss of rudder incident that occurred on March 6, 2005. The report will be released on Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. eastern standard time (EST), and spokespersons will be available for interviews in Montreal, Quebec. The media availability will start at 10:30 a.m. EST.

Air Investigator Charles Laurence and his team will be available for scheduled interviews beginning at 10:30.

Where: Victoria Room - Delta Hotel
777 University Street
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3C 3Z7

On March 6, 2005 at 06:45 a.m. (Greenwich mean time), Air Transat Flight 961 left Varadero, Cuba, for Quebec, Quebec, and encountered stability problems 17 minutes after take-off. The aircraft, an Airbus A310, was cleared to a lower altitude and stabilized. Because the company had maintenance facilities in Varadero, the crew requested a return to that locale and successfully landed. It had 262 passengers and 9 crew members on board.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

Contact Information

  • Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    John Cottreau
    Senior Media Relations Advisor
    Cellular: 613-292-4146
    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    Julie Leroux
    Media Relations Specialist