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  • Main-track train derailment of Canadian National Railway Company freight train M31331-07 at mile 13.45, Redditt Subdivision, Webster, Ontario on 09 January 2016

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    On 09 January 2016, at 0802 Central Standard Time, Canadian National Railway Company freight train M31331 07 was proceeding westward on the Redditt Subdivision at about 46 mph when a train-initiated emergency brake application occurred at Mile 21.74, near Webster, Ontario. Subsequent inspection determined that a total of 26 cars (29 platforms) had derailed. The derailed cars included 6 Class 111 dangerous goods residue tank cars that had last contained diesel fuel (UN 1202). There were no injuries and no product was released.

  • Runway excursion of Air Canada Airbus A330-343, C-GFAF at Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Montréal, Quebec on 07 October 2014

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    On 07 October 2014, the Air Canada Airbus 330-343 (registration C-GFAF, serial number 0277), operating as flight number ACA875, left the Frankfurt-Rhein/Main International Airport in Germany, bound for Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Quebec. During the daylight approach to Runway 24R in the presence of a thunderstorm just north of the airport, the crew was advised that the lighting on Runway 24R was out of service. This was the only runway in operation. During final approach, meteorological conditions changed from visual meteorological conditions to instrument meteorological conditions. On short final, during the approach to Runway 24R, using the instrument landing system, the aircraft entered a heavy rain shower and encountered a right crosswind exceeding 20 knots. The aircraft deviated from its path before touching down to the left of the runway centreline at 1234 Eastern Daylight Time. Following the landing, the left rear tire of the left main landing gear left the hard surface of the runway and travelled approximately 600 feet before regaining the runway. The aircraft returned to the centreline before taxiing to the terminal gate, where the passengers exited. Three runway edge lights were damaged. The aircraft was not damaged and there were no injuries.

  • Uncontrolled movement of railway equipment of Cando Rail Services, Co-op Refinery Complex at mile 91.10, Canadian National Railway Company, Quappelle Subdivision, Regina, Saskatchewan on 01 March 2016

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    On 01 March 2016, at approximately 2335 Central Standard Time, the Cando Rail Services 2200 Co-op Refinery Complex assignment was switching tank cars loaded with asphalt at the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan. At 2347, tank car GATX 67963 rolled away uncontrolled. The car travelled about 2.7 miles (4.3 kilometres), reaching a speed of 19 mph. The car traversed 7 public crossings at grade, each protected by automatic warning devices, and 1 railway interlocking (diamond) that crossed the Canadian Pacific Railway's Lanigan Subdivision before coming to rest in the city of Regina. There were no injuries, and no dangerous goods were involved.

  • Impact with terrain on approach of Jazz Aviation LP (dba Air Canada Express) de Havilland DHC-8-102, C-GTAI at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on 24 February 2015

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    The Jazz Aviation LP de Havilland DHC-8-102 (registration C-GTAI, serial number 078) was operating as flight JZA7795 on a scheduled flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Ontario, to Sault Ste. Marie Airport, Ontario. At 1825 Eastern Standard Time, while on approach to Runway 30 in conditions of twilight and reduced visibility due to blowing snow, the aircraft touched down approximately 450 feet prior to the runway threshold. Following touchdown, the aircraft struck one of the runway approach lights before coming to a stop approximately 1500 feet past the threshold, on the runway surface. There were no injuries to the passengers or to the crew; however, there was significant damage to the aircraft.

  • Main-track derailment of Huron Central Railway freight train SUSM-01 at mile 72.08, Webbwood Subdivision, Spanish, Ontario on 01 November 2015

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    On 01 November 2015, at approximately 2250 Eastern Standard Time, Huron Central Railway freight train SUSM-01 was proceeding westward on the Webbwood Subdivision at 25 mph when a train-initiated emergency brake application occurred at Mile 72.08, near Spanish, Ontario. Two separate groups of equipment derailed: 3 locomotives and 8 cars on the head end and 5 cars near the middle of the train. Approximately 225 feet of roadbed was destroyed. No dangerous goods were involved and there were no injuries.

  • Main-track derailment of VIA Rail Canada Inc. passenger train No. 605 at mile 6.30, Canadian National Railway Company, Montreal Subdivision, Montréal, Quebec on 11 December 2015

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    On 11 December 2015, at approximately 0925 Eastern Standard Time, VIA Rail Canada Inc. passenger train No. 605, carrying 14 passengers, was travelling west on the north track of the Canadian National Railway Company Montreal Subdivision. At Miler 6.30, the train derailed while negotiating a crossover at 55 mph, where the authorized speed was 15 mph. About 1600 feet of railway track was damaged. An on-board service employee sustained minor injuries.