Plane's voice recorder not working during fatal Antarctic flight

A memorial was held in Antarctica for three Canadians killed in plane crash last week. The three...

A memorial was held in Antarctica for three Canadians killed in plane crash last week. The three crew members were Bob Heath, Mike Denton and Perry Andersen. (Blaise Kuo Tiong, NSF photo

Jenna McMurray, QMI Agency

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CALGARY - The recovered voice recorder investigators hoped would offer answers about a deadly plane crash in Antarctica was not working during the aircraft’s final flight.

Mike Tomm, senior operations investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said the cockpit voice recorder aboard a Twin Otter aircraft carrying three Canadians when it crashed into Mt. Elizabeth in the Transantarctic Mountains appears to have malfunctioned.

“The cockpit voice recorder would have been very useful in this investigation,” said Tomm.


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