After the terrific West Wind crash in Fond-du-Lac, Sask., on Dec. 13, in which several of the 25 people onboard sustained serious injuries, Transport Canada has suspended West Wind Aviation’s Air Operator Certificate, citing public safety concerns. All flights of all the other company’s flights also will be grounded.
Transport Canada conducted its investigation between Dec. 18 and 20.and said it had identified deficiencies in the company’s Operational Control System, which ensures that the company’s everyday actions comply with safety requirements for things like dispatching personnel and aircraft. It conducted its investigation between Dec. 18 and 20. The Transportation Safety Board said earlier this week it had ruled out engine failure as the cause of last week’s crash, but that the cause remains unknown.
West Wind Aviation had pre-emptively and voluntarily suspended all of its flying operations over the past 10 days, according to the company. Anyhow, it aims to resume flights