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TSB probe underway after one injured in RCMP plane crash at Whitehorse airport

April 19, 2023  By The Canadian Press


Apr. 19, 2023, Whitehorse, Yukon – Members of a Transportation Safety Board team are spending at least another day assessing the scene of an RCMP plane crash at the Whitehorse airport.

A statement from the board says the team arrived Tuesday, a day after the single-engine turboprop Pilatus PC 12 went down just before noon.

Once all the information has been gathered and the site assessment wraps up, the board says a decision will be made about the potential to improve transportation safety by conducting a full investigation.

The Mounties have said the lone pilot, an RCMP employee, was seriously hurt and is being treated for injuries.

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Details, including the name of the pilot and whether they are a civilian employee or an officer, have not been released.

The crash closed Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International for a period on Monday, but the airport has since reopened.


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