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Canada to contribute to investigation into fatal Tokyo plane crash

Kyodo News via Associated Press Japanese investigators are already hard at work to understand what caused the fatal collision between two planes on Tuesday at Tokyo-Haneda International Airport.

Canada's Transportation Safety Board (TSB) confirms it is cooperating with the Japanese investigation into Tuesday's fatal collision between two planes, including a Canadian-made Bombardier Dash 8.< /p>

“The accredited representative of the TSB, accompanied by technical advisors from De Havilland Canada, Pratt&Whitney Canada and Transport Canada, will coordinate the exchange of information relating to the aircraft and its engines, which were designed and manufactured in Canada , and will help Japan in its investigation,” the spokesperson for the federal institution responsible for transport safety, Hugo Fontaine, told Devoir.

On Tuesday evening, Japan time, five of the six occupants of a Japanese Coast Guard aircraft, a Bombardier DHC-8-315, died in a ground collision with a Japanese plane. Airbus A350 line, on a runway at Tokyo-Haneda International Airport, Japan. This second, much larger plane was able to be evacuated and its 367 passengers and 12 crew members were safe.

Seriously injured, only the captain survived the destruction of the Bombardier Dash 8, according to Japanese authorities. The Bombardier company is no longer responsible for this aircraft model since its sale, in 2019, to the Ontario company De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, also responsible for maintaining the aircraft.

Pursuant to Annex 13 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Canada has appointed an accredited representative to participate in the investigation, which is being conducted by the Japanese Transportation Safety Board (JTSB).

With Agence France-Presse

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

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