Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Report on Plane Crash in New Brunswick Says Pilot May Have Lost Sight of Runway

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Report on Plane Crash in New Brunswick Says Pilot May Have Lost Sight of Runway

Article excerpt

Air ambulance crash report released

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GRAND MANAN, N.B. - A report on a fatal plane crash on Grand Manan island in New Brunswick that resulted in two deaths says the pilot may have lost key visual references as the plane attempted to land in dense fog.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says in its report posted Friday that the lack of a second set of headsets for the co-pilot may also have contributed to the crash landing of the Piper PA-31 in the small community southwest of Saint John.

Paramedic William Mallock and pilot Klaus Sonnenberg, the owner of Atlantic Charters, died in the crash, while the other pilot and a second passenger were injured.

The air ambulance flight was returning to Grand Manan from Saint John on Aug. 16, 2014 and crashed at about 5 a.m. during a second landing attempt, as the pilot went into a steep descent about 900 metres before the runway. …

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