Transportation Safety Board is certain the Carson aircraft that crashed into the North Shore mountains Monday, broke up in flight, so, now investigators look to figure out why.
Bill Yearwood with the TSB says, by the dispersal of wreckage and damage to trees they were able to determine the breakup happened in flight, but it’s not clear as to why the plane broke up.
Investigators will spend the weekend extracting the plane’s wreckage.
“We’re encouraged that we’re getting information that will help us identify what happened and hopefully come to clear conclusions of what caused this tragic event.”
“The signatures of the wreckage dispersal area and the damage to the trees, and what we have from radar is consistent with an in flight breakup.”
The SA-226 disappeared from radar shortly after leaving YVR at 7am. Both the pilot and co-pilot were killed.