TSB Quarterly Review — First quarter 2015-16
It has been a busy quarter at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Over the past three months, we released 10 investigation reports and have deployed to 22 new transportation occurrences across the country. We have also released four blog posts and 11 videos.
One particular highlight is the recently released report into the 2012 Perimeter Aviation accident in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, in which a lap-held baby was killed in a survivable accident. We issued two important recommendations aimed at making air travel safer for infants and children, and we hope the regulator and industry will take action. We also hope families flying with small children inform themselves to ensure their children receive the same level of safety as adults.
As well, we released our annual re-assessments of active recommendations during this period, and our new-look Annual Report. We also presented our 2015 TSB annual awards where the outstanding contribution by employees was recognized.
I encourage you to read this Quarterly Review and share the TSB's recent accomplishments as we continue to celebrate our 25th Anniversary year.
- Reduced proficiency and lack of egress training contributed to 2014 fatal aircraft accident on Taylor Lake, Ontario (June 2015)
- December 2012 accident in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, highlights need for improved safety for infants and children onboard aircraft (June 2015)
- Undetected wheel defect and resultant track damage led to January 2014 train derailment and fire in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick (June 2015)
- Watchlist issue of fishing vessel safety prominent in June 2014 fatal accident in Queen Charlotte Sound, British Columbia (June 2015)
- Lack of experience operating in ice-covered waters and uncoordinated emergency response led to 2014 grounding of bulk carrier John I off Newfoundland and Labrador (June 2015)
- Steering control issues a factor in the April 2014 grounding of tanker Halit Bey off Grondines, Quebec (May 2015)
- Sinking of Five Star in Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, in June 2014 highlights recurring issues with fishing vessel safety (May 2015)
- Inadequate training and non-use of transponder led to March 2014 runway incursion at the Calgary International Airport (April 2015)
- Engine failure and an overweight aircraft led to the 2013 Buffalo Airways collision with terrain in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (April 2015)
- Engine power loss led to loss of control on final approach in November 2013 fatal airplane accident in Red Lake, Ontario (April 2015)
- TSB Annual Report tabled in Parliament (June 2015)
- TSB Laboratory Participates in Doors Open Ottawa (June 2015)
- Ground contact prior to runway threshold of Air Canada Flight 624 during approach to Halifax Stanfield International Airport (June 2015)
- TSB encouraged by rail safety advancements, concerned by stalled progress in aviation and in fishing safety (May 2015)
- TSB supports Rail Safety Week and launches a safety study (April 2015)
- TSB participates in a major air disaster exercise at the Vancouver International Airport (April 2015)
- TSB hosting American Marine Accident Investigators' Forum (April 2015)
Blog posts: The TSB Recorder
- Time to change marine safety behaviour (June 2015)
- TSB@25: First impressions from a new employee (May 2015)
- Being prepared for a marine emergency (May 2015)
- Reconstructing the world in 3-dimensions (April 2015)
Image from the latest TSB video. We show you the apparent weight of a lap-held infant.
Watch the video
- Beauharnois, QC (marine)
- North Shore Mountains, BC (air)
- Edmundston, NB (rail)
- Cold Lake, AB (air)
- Rimouski, QC (marine)
- Montréal, QC (air)
- Edmonton, AB (air)
The list was complete at the time of publication.
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