Ornge tests new lighting at Sudbury helipad

CBC News
October 03, 2013
By CBC News
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Oct. 3, 2013 – As part of the process to eventually resume night landings in remote areas, the province’s air ambulance service is testing new lighting at a helipad in Capreol, located north of Sudbury. The CEO for ORNGE won’t say exactly when, but night landings at 73 remote helipads could resume in the near future.

Andrew McCallum said the May 30 crash of an ORNGE helicopter at night near Moosonee crystallized the need for better lighting and more pilot training. The CEO of ORNGE says the company is testing new lighting helipad in Capreol in Greater Sudbury.

The company says night landing is expected to resume in remote areas in the near future. No exact cause has been determined for the crash that killed four people, including Captain Don Filliter of Sudbury. The crash is still under investigation by the Transportation Safety Board. | READ MORE

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