Wasaya Airways Flight 127 Investigation Begins

Image of Wasaya Airways Flight 127 that crashed on Friday resulting in the death of the pilot. There were no passengers onboard the aircraft.
Image of Wasaya Airways Flight 127 that crashed on Friday resulting in the death of the pilot. There were no passengers onboard the aircraft.

Image of Wasaya Airways Flight 127 that crashed on Friday resulting in the death of the pilot. There were no passengers onboard the aircraft.
Image of Wasaya Airways Flight 127 that crashed on Friday resulting in the death of the pilot. There were no passengers onboard the aircraft. (Photo by Transport Canada)

THUNDER BAY – Transport Canada has started their investigation of the crash of Wasaya Airways Flight 127. The investigation at the initial level is expected to last about ten days. It will likely be up to a year before the investigation report is released.

Transport Canada has released images of the Cessna Caravan aircraft at the crash site.

The initial investigation will cover the training of the pilot, the condition and history of the aircraft in terms of mechanical issues and maintenance. Weather conditions are also going to be investigated.

There has been a lot of discussion on some of the professional pilot forums over this incident.

The crash came on Friday and initial search and rescue and recovery operations were delayed by weather conditions in the area which included freezing rain and snow.

The flight crashed north of Pickle Lake enroute to Wakekeka First Nation. Wasaya Airways Flight 127 was a cargo flight, there were no passengers on board.

The pilot did not report a Mayday, and the body of pilot was found at the crash site.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation 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.