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Investigation report: Ground crew member fatally injured during helicopter external load operations near Wawa, Ontario

Richmond Hill, Ontario, 28 March 2024 — Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A23O0108) into the 20 August 2023 fatal accident of a ground crew member during external loading operations involving an AS350 BA helicopter, near Wawa, 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