Aviation media advisory 2009

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada Will Release an Investigation Update on its Investigation of the Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A Crash off the Coast of Newfoundland

(Gatineau, Quebec, June 17, 2009) - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will release, on June 18, 2009, an update on its investigation into the March 12, 2009 crash of a Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A off the coast of Newfoundland.

The Investigator-in-Charge and the Operations Team Lead will be available, by appointment, to answer questions about the progress and process related to the investigation. Mr. Cunningham will conduct interviews in English and Mr. Laurence will conduct interviews in French.

When:

June 18, 2009

French interviews will be scheduled between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. eastern time.

English interviews will be scheduled between 10:00 a.m. and 14:00 p.m. eastern time.

Where:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada Head Office
200 Promenade du Portage, 4th floor
Gatineau, Quebec

Who:

Mr. Mike Cunningham, Investigator-in-Charge, and
Mr. Charles Laurence, Operations Team Lead


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.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca