As investigators look into the deadly plane crash that left four people dead last week – including former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice – the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is calling for change.
Transport Canada only requires cockpit voice and data recorders for medium and large commercial aircraft, but the board says the policy should also include smaller aircraft.
This comes after an investigation into the Cessna Citation crash in Kelowna showed the small plane had no onboard flight recorders.
In a statement the board says they’ve made the same recommendation in the past.
“As early as 1991, the Board made a recommendation calling for the upgrade of flight recorder requirements. This latest accident is another reminder of how important these recorders are,” read a statement from TSB Chair Kathy Fox.
She says Transport Canada and the aviation industry need to take immediate action.
Fox adds it is vital for investigators to know the underlying causes of accidents.