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  • Rail Transportation Safety Investigation Brief R17W0199

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    Main-track derailment of Canadian Pacific Railway freight train 669-161 at mile 90.21, Sutherland Subdivision, Blucher, Saskatchewan on 15 September 2017

  • Collision with terrain of Mitsubishi MU-2B-60, N246W, 1.4 nm WSW of Îles-de-la-Madeleine Airport, Quebec on 29 March 2016

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    On 29 March 2016, a privately operated Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 aircraft (registration N246W, serial number 1552S.A.) departed Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport, Quebec, on an instrument flight rules flight to Îles-de-la-Madeleine Airport, Quebec. The pilot, a passenger-pilot, and 5 passengers were on board. During the final approach to Runway 07, when the aircraft was 1.4 nautical miles west-southwest of the airport, it deviated south of the approach path. At approximately 1230 Atlantic Daylight Time, aircraft control was lost, resulting in the aircraft striking the ground in a near-level attitude. The aircraft was destroyed, and all occupants were fatally injured. There was no post-impact fire. The 406-megahertz emergency locator transmitter activated. The accident occurred during daylight hours.

  • Air Transportation Safety Investigation Brief A16W0094

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    Collision with terrain: North American Aviation Inc. T-28B, C-GKKD at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Alberta on 17 July 2016

  • Grounding and abandonment of the passenger vessel Stellar Sea, Tofino, British Columbia on 01 October 2016

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    On the afternoon of 01 October 2016, the passenger vessel Stellar Sea, with 28 people on board, departed Tofino, British Columbia, on a bear-watching excursion. At approximately 1744 Pacific Daylight Time, in Warn Bay, the vessel struck a charted rock and went aground. The passengers and crew abandoned the vessel and were evacuated with the assistance of the passenger vessels Pacific Springs and Rip Tide. Two passengers sustained minor injuries. No pollution was reported.

  • Loss of control during night approach and near collision with terrain of Helijet International Inc. Sikorsky S-76C+ (helicopter), C-GHHJ at Tofino/Long Beach Airport, British Columbia on 15 November 2015

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    On 15 November 2015, at 0135 Pacific Standard Time, the Helijet International Inc. Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopter (registration C-GHHJ, serial number 760500) departed at night from Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, on a night visual flight rules medical evacuation flight to Tofino/Long Beach Airport, British Columbia, with 2 paramedics and 2 pilots on board. While conducting a visual approach to Runway 29, the crew disengaged the autopilot at an altitude of 600 feet above sea level and manoeuvred toward the planned landing area. At approximately 0239, on short final, the helicopter's airspeed slowed, a high rate of descent developed, rotor speed began to decrease, and directional control was lost. Control was re-established over a beach, after the helicopter had descended to approximately 3 feet above ground level, and approximately 67 feet below the airfield elevation at Tofino/Long Beach Airport. The pilots then observed normal engine and drivetrain parameters and climbed to 500 feet above sea level to conduct a second approach. During this approach, additional control difficulties were encountered, but the helicopter was able to land. There were no injuries, there was no fire, and the emergency locator transmitter was not activated.

  • Crude oil leak of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. at Edmonton North Terminal, Sherwood Park, Alberta on 20 March 2017

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    On 20 March 2017, at approximately 1445 Mountain Daylight Time, Enbridge Pipelines Inc. discovered traces of crude oil on the water surface in an unnamed creek that runs through the company's Edmonton North Terminal. The source of the product leak was identified to be a 3-inch ball valve from nearby Tank 7. An estimated 10 cubic metres of product was released into the tank's secondary containment berm, of which approximately 3 cubic metres was released from the berm into the creek by way of the berm storm water drainage system. The released product did not reach the North Saskatchewan River. The entire product was recovered. There were no injuries and no evacuation was required.