According to aviation expert witness Robert Lemieux, Mark Tayfel, a pilot who crash-landed a twin-engine plane on a busy road after running out of fuel should be commended, not treated as a criminal. According to the Canadian Press, Tayfel is charged with criminal negligence causing death, four counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and dangerous operation of an aircraft. Tayfel and five passengers survived with various injuries, while an elderly U.S. fisherman died several weeks later in hospital.
“Most people walked away from that accident. He did his job until the bitter end,” said Lemieux.