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Investigation report: Mid-air collision during training exercise at Ottawa/Gatineau Airport, Quebec

Dorval, Quebec, 30 April 2024 — Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A23Q0069) into a mid-air collision between two Cessna 150M aircraft, both operated by Richcopter Inc., that occurred during a night flight training session at Ottawa/Gatineau Airport, Quebec, on 20 June 2023.

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