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Investigation report: Aircraft supplied with incorrect type of fuel at Pickle Lake Airport, Ontario

Winnipeg, Manitoba, 28 March 2024 — Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A23C0096) into an incident where a Piper PA-31-350 aircraft, operated by SkyCare Air Ambulance, was re-fuelled with the wrong type of fuel (Jet A-1 rather than aviation gasoline) on October 14, 2023, at Pickle Lake Airport, Ontario.

The TSB conducted a limited-scope, class 4 investigation into this occurrence to advance transportation safety through greater awareness of potential safety issues. See the Policy on Occurrence Classification for more information.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail 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: 819-360-4376