Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Airline Involved in Saskatchewan Crash Can Fly Passengers again:Transport Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Airline Involved in Saskatchewan Crash Can Fly Passengers again:Transport Canada

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Airline involved in Saskatchewan crash can fly passengers

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FOND DU LAC, Sask. - The airline that operated the plane that crashed in northern Saskatchewan in December with 25 people on board has been cleared to resume flying passengers.

Transport Canada suspended West Wind Aviation's air operator certificate after the Dec. 13 crash near Fond Du Lac over concerns about how it was following safety rules and dispatching aircraft.

Nine people were seriously injured and one 19-year old man, Arson Fern Jr., later died in hospital.

Transport Canada says the Saskatoon-based company has addressed its concerns and it will closely monitor the airline to ensure it follows safety regulations.

The cause of the crash has not been determined.

Pat Campling Jr., president and CEO of West Wind Aviation, says the company is grateful for the patience and understanding of its customers during a challenging time.

"We look forward to resuming air service to communities across Canada," he said Tuesday in a release. …

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