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Tearful pilot apologizes for crash

March 19, 2008, Winnipeg - The pilot in a deadly Winnipeg plane crash almost six years ago has offered a tearful apology to his passengers at a sentencing hearing.


March 19, 2008
By The Canadian Press

March 19, 2008, Winnipeg – The pilot in a deadly Winnipeg plane crash almost six years ago has
offered a tearful apology to his passengers at a sentencing hearing.

Mark Tayfel was convicted of several criminal charges last November for
the June 2002 crash of a small twin-engine plane in the middle of a
busy intersection after it ran out of fuel.

An American tourist, 79-year-old Chester Jones, died a few weeks later from the injuries he sustained in the accident.

Mr. Tayfel says Mr. Jones' death was the worst news he ever heard.

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He says he wants people to know he's sorry.

Justice Holly Beard reserved her decision.