April 23, 2010
MIRAMICHI (CNB) - An experienced pilot with Forest Protection Ltd. (FPL) died Friday, April 23, when the TBM aircraft he was piloting crashed on takeoff at the Miramichi Airport around 2 p.m.
Ron Clowes worked for FPL for 10 years. He was the only person in the plane.
The accident is being investigated by the Canadian Transportation Safety Board.
Forest Protection Ltd. is a company owned jointly by the Province of New Brunswick and private stakeholders from the forestry sector. It has offices in Fredericton and Miramichi, and it has a mandate to protect forests with services such as fire management, pest management and aerial surveys.
"All of us at Forest Protection Ltd. wish to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Clowes," said David Davies, managing director, FPL.
MEDIA CONTACT: David Davies, Forest Protection Ltd., 506-446-3341 or 506-457-8299.