No mechanical problems in plane crash that killed 2 at Calgary’s Springbank Airport: TSB

Crews clean up plane wreckage the day after a crash near Springbank Airport west of Calgary. Oct. 26, 2017. Gary Bobrovitz / Global News

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) said Monday that “no mechanical deficiencies” were detected during its investigation into an airplane crash that killed two people at the Springbank Airport in Calgary.

The engines, propellers and flight controls were all in working order.

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The Piper PA 34-200T plane started to lose speed just 54 seconds after taking off on a multi-engine training flight, the TSB said. It rolled into a steep bank and caught fire.

The flight instructor and a student pilot were both killed in the crash.

An emergency was never declared, according to the TSB. But the safety board said aircraft speeds captured on radar data were “not consistent with normal aircraft performance.”

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The safety board said the aircraft was certified and equipped to conduct training operations and that the pilot had a valid commercial pilot license and was “qualified for the flight in accordance with existing regulations.”

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The TSB said the flight instructor had 2,150 hours of flight time under his belt, including 175 hours of multi-engine time and 150 hours with the Piper PA 34 aircraft.

Investigators will now analyze the radar data and flight profile, as well as the instructor’s training and experience as the investigation continues.

A report is expected once the investigation has wrapped up.

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