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Investigation report: Loss of control and collision with terrain at Claresholm Industrial Aerodrome, Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, 24 January 2024 — Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report (A23W0103) into the 28 August 2023 loss of control and collision with terrain, involving a Cessna 152 aircraft operated by AFS Aerial Photography, at Claresholm Industrial Aerodrome, Alberta. The pilot was fatally injured, and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

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