Appeared online for the Globe and Mail, May 13, 2012
Transportation Safety Board investigators reached a remote location in northern Saskatchewan Sunday afternoon to gather evidence from a mid-air collision of two single-engine planes.
All five people aboard both aircraft were killed in the Saturday morning accident.
One of the planes – a four-seat Piper PA-28 that was travelling from Calgary to St. Brieux, Sask. – had three people aboard including its pilot.
The other plane was a Lake Buccaneer, an amphibious four-seat aircraft that was travelling from Regina to La Ronge, Sask., with a man and woman in their 60s on board.
“Investigators are on the scene, documenting records, identifying pieces they may want to bring to the lab for a closer look, taking photographs and interviewing any witnesses there may be,” safety-board spokesman Chris Krepski said Sunday night.