Statement - Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 Aircraft Accident

Bombardier confirms a Dash 8 Q400 aircraft was involved in an accident near Buffalo, New York on February 12. We extend our sympathies to the families of those who perished in this accident. Bombardier has dispatched a product safety and technical team to the site to assist the National Transportation Safety Board with their investigation.

Until such time as the investigators release any information or findings, Bombardier cannot comment further or speculate on the cause of this accident.

Bombardier Q400 product information is available on www.q400.com.

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For Information
John Arnone
Bombardier Aerospace
(416) 375-3030

www.bombardier.com