Despite increasing calls for cockpit data and voice recorders in all commercial planes, the Transportation Safety Board is excluding the recommendation in the latest edition of its “Watchlist” which raises awareness of key safety issues.
On October 13, former Alberta premier Jim Prentice and three others were killed after the Cessna Citation plane they were in crashed near Kelowna.
The investigation is complicated by the absence of flight data or voice recorders, prompting increased calls for such equipment on all commercial aircraft, including from the TSB.
But Chair Kathy Fox excluded the issue from this year’s Watchlist.
“There are safety issues that may not be on our Watchlist, but we are certainly continue to follow them and assess Transport Canada’ response.”
The Watchlist identifies unstable approaches, runway overruns, and risk of collisions on runways as air safety issues.