August 18, 2014 1:51 pm
Updated: August 18, 2014 1:55 pm

N.B. air ambulance crash occurred on second attempt to land: TSB

Laura Brown/Global News

GRAND MANAN, N.B. – The Transportation Safety Board says an air ambulance crash in New Brunswick occurred on the pilot’s second approach to the airport runway.

Michael Cunningham, the Atlantic regional manager for aviation investigations, says a preliminary investigation is focusing on conditions at the time of Saturday’s crash on Grand Manan Island.

Cunningham says conditions were dark and there was fog in the area, which may have contributed to the pilot making a second attempt at landing after making an initial approach.

The crash killed a pilot and paramedic and injured another pilot and a nurse.

Cunningham says so far, investigators have not found any indication of mechanical failure with the twin engine Piper Navajo.

He says investigators are continuing interviews and will be removing aircraft components for analysis by the safety board’s engineering lab in Ottawa.

Global News

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