Air Tindi Charter Flight Incident – December 27, 2023

The Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road (TCWR) joint venture confirms that passengers of the Air Tindi charter flight that came down on Wednesday 27 December were workers heading to one of the accommodation camps in order to begin construction of the 2024 winter road. TCWR wishes a speedy recovery to the passengers who were injured and has offered its assistance to passengers and their families, should they need it.

TCWR will collaborate with the Canadian Transportation Safety Board, supplying any information they need for their investigation. 

After assessing the situation, TCWR does not expect the incident to affect the construction of the winter road, which will be completed, as scheduled, in the first half of February.

The Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road (TCWR) joint venture is made up of Rio Tinto’s Diavik Diamond Mine, Burgundy Diamonds Ekati Diamond Mine and the Gaucho Kue Diamond mine which is a joint venture between De Beers and Mountain Province is responsible for constructing, operating and maintaining the winter road built each year to supply these mines in the arctic with their annual stores inventory and heavy loads.