Bits and Pieces
Transport Canada Corrects Bush Caddy Article
After incorrectly identifying some aircraft as Bush Caddy in a recent safet letter Transport Canada published a correction in their latest Aviation Safety Letter, Issue 2/2010.
Important Editorial Note: Article deleted from ASL 1/2010
In Aviation Safety Letter (ASL) 1/2010, Transport Canada (TC) published an article which incorporated a Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) Aviation Safety Advisory titled “Major Modifications to Amateur-Built Aircraft”. Some aircraft referred to in the article were incorrectly identified as Bush Caddy aircraft. It has since been determined that none of the aircraft mentioned in the subject article were Bush Caddy aircraft. Consequently, the article has been removed from all online versions of ASL 1/2010. With this notice, TC also retracts the article from the printed version of ASL 1/2010. Further, the aircraft type in the June 28, 2009 occurrence listed in the section entitled ‘Accident Synopses’ on page 31 of ASL 1/2010 should read “C.A.D.I. L-160”, and not “Bush Caddy”. The ASL apologizes to Canadian Light Aircraft Sales and Services Inc. (CLASS) Bush Caddy, and to owners and operators of CLASS Bush Caddy aircraft for this error.
Transport Canada’s Aviation Safety Letter is a popular and well-read publication, and we are pleased that this correction has been made. The recreational aircraft manufacturing industry in Canada is fragile, and such negative, as well as incorrect, information published in a Transport Canada Aviation Safety Letter can and will have serious ramifications to the stakeholders. We urge everyone reading this to help correct and set straight this misinformation whenever and wherever it applies.