Transwest Air Found Faultless in Fatal Plane Crash

Monday, August 18, 2003 at 14:46




Transport Canada has announced it does not intend to take any action against Transwest Air for a plane crash last summer in northern Saskatchewan.


It was on the afternoon of June 29th, 2002 that a Cessna 185 slammed into Engemann Lake shortly after take-off.


One passenger died in the incident while two others, including the pilot, swam to safety.


Transport Canada Regional Manager Kate Fletcher says no safety concerns were found the last time the company was audited in 2002, and says transport officials have no reason to believe Transwest was at fault in this case, either.


One of the co-owners of Transwest Air, Jim Glass, believes human error was the cause of the accident.


The pilot in the crash was not hired back.