News release

Investigation brief: Accident during 2016 Cold Lake Air Show, Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, 5 January 2018  – Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation brief (A16W0094) into the collision with terrain of a privately registered North American Aviation Inc. T28-B aircraft that occurred on 17 July 2016 while the aircraft was performing an aerobatic routine during an air show at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake (CYOD), Alberta. The pilot was fatally injured. There were no injuries to air show personnel or spectators, and there was no post-impact fire. There was minor damage to airfield infrastructure.

See investigation page.


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