The Canadian Press

2016-10-18 | Fatal Plane Crash Recorders

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Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he has asked his staff to bring forward proposals on regulating cockpit voice recorders for smaller planes. The Transportation Safety Board has renewed its call for the devices to be required following the fatal crash of a small jet near Kelowna, B-C last week. Four people were killed, including former Alberta premier Jim Prentice. Garneau says the cost of the devices has previously been prohibitive, but technology has evolved. (The TSB says only multi-engine, turbine-powered commercial aircraft flown by two pilots and carrying six or more passengers are currently required to carry a cockpit voice recorder.)

Date: 2016-10-18
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << not necessarily going to save a life if it's going to help to reconstruct the cause of an accident afterwards and the availability of new technology in my opinion requires us to go and look at that >>