Safety board investigating after engine part separates from plane
People carry luggage at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on December 20, 2013. (The Canadian Press/Mark Blinch)
Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016 1:50PM EDT
The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after an engine cowling separated from a small plane over the Greater Toronto Area last week.
In a notice posted on a government website, the TSB said it is deploying an investigator to Pearson International Airport following “an inflight engine cowling separation” that involved a Beech 1900 twin-engine aircraft.
The government said the flight was travelling from Toronto to Kingston, Ont. on Mar. 19 when the incident occurred. The aircraft was flying over Oshawa when pilots heard a noise and then saw a piece of engine cowling missing.
The flight is said to have returned to Toronto and landed without incident. There were no injuries.
“The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence,” the TSB notice stated.
With files from Tom Podolec