Thursday, December 29, 2005

Terrace aircrash affected Rupert business and government services

The tragic crash of a Navair plane of December 20th at the Terrace airport has had a slight ripple affect on the business and personal transactions of Rupertites. The Navair flight was a charter flight that many banks, businesses and government institutions utilized to ship time sensitive documents and such to their various head offices.

In fact Service Canada the folks that do up our EI, Old Age Security and Canada Pension Plan accounts and such, have advised those clients who filled out forms on December 19 and 20th in Smithers, Terrace and Prince Rupert to contact their local office to make sure that their paper work is still progressing as intended. Otherwise delays may result in payments out.

The Terrace Standard has done a number of follow up pieces on the crash and its aftermath in its most recent edition. Among the articles is the report of Navair surrendering its operating license to Transport Canada, details of the ongoing crash investigation, as well as very interesting story on the firefighting requirements for airports the size of Terrace and Prince Rupert. It makes for fascinating reading for anyone who flies out of any Northwest airport.

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