Airline involved in deadly Quebec City crashes grounded

Pilots told not to record mechanical problems

Aeropro, the Quebec City airline involved in two crashes this year, has had its license suspended by Transport Canada. The watchdog has not said why the license has been suspended, but according to Sun Media, pilots had been instructed to avoid recording mechanical issues. An email sent by Aeropro to its pilots after the first crash warned: “Never write SNAG in the “logbook” of the plane before talking to maintenance!” The term “SNAG” refers to a mechanical problem. A corporate lawyer told Sun Media that suspensions are rare, happening only about once per year. Four people were killed when an Aeropro Cessna went down near Quebec City in May. A month later, on June 23, another Aeropro plane went down during takeoff from Quebec City’s airport, killing seven people.


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