TSB releases photos of Fond du Lac plane wreckage

By paNOW Staff
December 15, 2017 - 1:13pm

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has released photographs of the Fond du Lac plane crash wreckage.

Based on the appearance, it seems all the more remarkable that the 25 passengers onboard escaped with their lives. While there were no fatalities, some suffered serious injuries and required air ambulance transport. 

Left side view of the aircraft wreckage. Transportation Safety Board​.

 

The West Wind Aviation ATR-42 was bound for Stoney Rapids carrying 22 passengers and three crew members when it crashed shortly after take-off Wednesday evening.

Left side and back view of the aircraft wreckage showing the left passenger door. Transportation Safety Board​

 

Community members and first responders spent hours at the site helping to free some passengers from the plane. They were forced to rip away pieces of the craft to gain access.

View of accident site, looking west. Transportation Safety Board.

 

It is not clear how much of the damage to the central part of the fuselage was caused by the rescuers as opposed to the initial impact.

 

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