Cessna that crashed in Hudson Bay worked fine
Pilot was expected to return after half an hour flight north
The company that owned a Cessna 208 airplane that crashed into Hudson Bay in September says the plane was working just fine on the morning before the crash.
“When the aircraft departed Toronto that morning, there were no known mechanical issues with the aircraft, nor were there any issues reported to the company when the aircraft arrived in Sault Ste. Marie,” says Greg Fowler of Morningstar Express Airlines in Edmonton.
Fowler added the pilot, still unidentified, did not report any trouble on his pre-flight checks, and the plane itself was ‘fairly’ new.
The pilot was alone on a training flight from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. He was expected to fly north and return to Sault Ste. Marie in half an hour.
An air search found the debris of the wreck about 500 kilometres east of Churchill and said nobody could have survived.
The Transportation Safety Board is still investigating what happened.