Wasaya Airways is conducting an internal investigation into what caused the fire that destroyed one of the company’s aircraft in Sandy Lake.
A Hawker-Siddley 748 caught fire on the ground at the Sandy Lake airport while unloading and was completely destroyed.
A two-person crew had flown the cargo plane from Pickle Lake with a shipment of fuel transported in bladders. No passengers were on the aircraft.
A Wasaya Airways representative in the Thunder Bay office said along with the internal investigation, they will also perform an environmental assessment through a third-party corporation.
The Transportation Safety Board did not send a team to the community because it considers the incident an industrial accident.
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