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  • Grade crossing collision of Canadian National Railway Company in Langley, British Columbia on 11 September 2015

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    On 11 September 2015, at approximately 1120 Pacific Daylight Time, Canadian National Railway train Q10251-11, travelling northward on the Canadian Pacific Railway Page Subdivision, collided with an ambulance at the Crush Crescent–Glover Road crossing (Mile 18.81) in Langley, British Columbia. The paramedic in the patient compartment and the patient suffered injuries and were airlifted to hospital. The driver was transported to hospital, treated, and released. The patient later died of injuries sustained in the accident.

  • Collision with terrain of a Cessna 182H, C-GKNZ at Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport, Ontario on 09 November 2015

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    On 09 November 2015, a privately registered Cessna 182H (registration C-GKNZ, serial number 182-56161) with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board, departed from the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport, Ontario, at 191 Eastern Standard Time under night visual flight rules for a flight to Tillsonburg Airport, Ontario. Once airborne, the aircraft immediately started a right climbing turn for approximately 90° of heading, and then continued its turn for an additional 180° while descending before colliding with the terrain. The aircraft clipped trees in a nose-down attitude with a significant angle of bank to the right before striking the ground on a rocky downward slope. The 2 occupants were fatally injured and a post-impact fire destroyed most of the aircraft. The aircraft was equipped with an emergency locator transmitter, but it was not activated by impact forces. The accident occurred during the hours of darkness.

  • Mechanical failure and sinking of the fishing vessel Bessie E. at Mamainse Harbour, Ontario on 16 February 2016

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    On 16 February 2016, at approximately 2000 Eastern Standard Time, the fishing vessel Bessie E. sustained an engine failure while returning to Mamainse Harbour, Lake Superior, Ontario, after a day of fishing. At the time, there were 5 people on board. While work was being carried out to restart the engine, the vessel drifted outside the harbour and closer to shore. The vessel touched bottom and the wind pushed it until it was parallel to the rocky shore. Everyone on board disembarked, and shortly afterward the vessel capsized and sank. The vessel was deemed a total loss.

  • Capsizing and loss of life on the Leviathan II in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia on 25 October 2015

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    On 25 October 2015, at approximately 1500 Pacific Daylight Time, the passenger vessel Leviathan II was on a whale-watching excursion with 27 people on board when it capsized off Plover Reefs in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. The subsequent rescue operation recovered 21 survivors, which included 18 passengers and 3 crew members. There were 6 fatalities. As a result of the capsizing, approximately 2000 litres of fuel leaked into the water.

  • Misaligned switch and derailment of Canadian National Railway freight train M39421-11 at mile 93.22, Sherbrooke Subdivision, St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad, Acton Vale, Quebec on 11 August 2016

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    On 11 August 2016 at approximately 2119 Eastern Daylight Time, Canadian National Railway Company freight train M39421-11 was travelling eastward on the Sherbrooke Subdivision of the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad. At Acton Vale, Quebec, at Mile 93.22, the crew noticed that the switch was lined for the siding. The train's emergency brakes were applied, but the train was unable to stop before reaching the switch. It diverted into the siding and struck a derail, causing the derailment of the lead locomotive. The derail was destroyed and the track was slightly damaged. No one was injured.

  • Non-main-track derailment of Canadian Pacific Railway freight train 293-16 at mile 0.40, Red Deer Subdivision, Alyth Yard, Calgary, Alberta on 18 February 2016

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    On 18 February 2016, at approximately 0623 Mountain Standard Time, Canadian Pacific Railway freight train 293-16, proceeding north toward the Red Deer Subdivision at approximately 2.5 mph, derailed 13 cars (11th to 23rd) on the east leg of the north wye in Alyth Yard, Calgary, Alberta. There were no injuries and no dangerous goods were released.

  • Grounding of container vessel MSC Monica at Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent, Quebec on 22 January 2016

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    On 22 January 2016, the container vessel MSC Monica ran aground on the St. Lawrence River 1 nautical mile north-northeast of Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent, Quebec. The vessel was refloated the following day with the assistance of 3 tugs and proceeded to Québec, Quebec, to undergo the necessary inspections. The vessel sustained minor damage to the hull and major damage to the 4 propeller blades. There were no injuries, and no pollution was reported.