News release

Transportation Safety Board of Canada is assessing an Antarctica plane crash

Gatineau, Quebec, 26 January 2013 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is assessing an accident involving a de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, registration C-GKBC, operated by Kenn Borek Air Ltd. The aircraft was on a flight from South Pole Station, Antarctica, to Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, with a crew of three on board. The wreckage was found on 25 January 2013, at 11:45 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, by the Search and Rescue team near Mount Elizabeth, Antarctica.

TSB has jurisdiction to investigate this accident. TSB is currently working with all agencies involved to assess whether to investigate.

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