Carson Air Flight 66 crashed north of Vancouver (Canada) in the North Shore Mountains on 13 April after departing Vancouver International Airport at 06.43h.
Carson is partners with FedEx and Dynamex, providing daily cargo service to cities across Canada. The wreckage and bodies of the two crew have been found. The Fairchild Metro II lost contact with air traffic control after take-off. The flight was going to Prince George Airport. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has deployed a team to gather information and assess the scene of the accident.
Vancouver Airport Authority president and chief executive officer, Craig Richmond, says: “We are all deeply saddened by this news. We will continue to stay in close contact with our partner agencies leading the investigation and will provide any support we can to Carson Air.”
Carson Air says: “We are working with all agencies involved to determine the cause of this tragedy. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of our flight crew. Our focus is on helping the families and our staff through this exceedingly difficult event.” The airline adds that the families have requested not to release the deceased crew members names. Carson Air operates throughout the Canadian regions of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, using Metro II and Metro III aircraft.