Aviation news release 2012

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada releases report into the November 2010 crash of a Beechcraft F33A near the Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport

Gatineau, Quebec, 16 March 2012 - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (A10O0240) into the 18 November 2010 loss of control and collision with terrain of a Beechcraft Bonanza F33A, operated by the Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology near the Toronto/Buttonville municipal airport.

The aircraft departed the Buttonville airport on a night visual flight rules flight to Kingston airport (Ontario) with an instructor and two students on board. Weather en route began to deteriorate and the flight headed back to the point of departure. On radar, it was observed to be westbound in level flight before it turned north and began to climb. It then turned abruptly to the left and descended. The aircraft was subsequently located in a ploughed field approximately 10 miles east of the airport. It had been destroyed on impact. The three occupants did not survive.

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