Pilots in northern Canada frequently take off with ice-contaminated wings, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has found. The discovery came as part of the TSB’s investigation into the December 2017 crash of a West Wind Aviation ATR 42-320 almost immediately after takeoff from Fond-du-Lac, Saskatchewan. All 25 occupants were injured, 10 seriously; one person subsequently died.  “Early in the investigation, it was determined that the crew took off from ...

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