• Loss of control – Collision with water, Cessna 185E, C-FYKU, Taylor Lake, Ontario, 24 May 2014

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    On 24 May 2014, privately-registered Cessna 185E (registration C-FYKU, serial number 185-1484), equipped with amphibious floats, departed the Guelph Airpark for a flight to Taylor Lake, Ontario. The pilot was the sole occupant of the aircraft. While conducting a glassy water landing, the floats dug into the water, the pilot lost control, and the aircraft cartwheeled and sank. The aircraft fuselage was damaged by impact forces, and the pilot's door could not be opened. The pilot survived the impact but was not able to escape the submerged aircraft and drowned. The aircraft was equipped with an emergency locator transmitter which activated; however, no signal was received due to the antenna being submerged. The accident occurred during hours of daylight at approximately 0740 Eastern Daylight Time.

  • Low-energy rejected landing and collision with terrain, Perimeter Aviation LP, Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III, C-GFWX, Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, 22 December 2012

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    On 22 December 2012, the Perimeter Aviation LP, Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III (registration C-GFWX, serial number AC650B), operating as Perimeter flight PAG993, departed Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, Manitoba, at 1939 Coordinated Universal Time (1339 Central Standard Time) as a charter flight to Sanikiluaq, Nunavut. Following an attempted visual approach to Runway 09, a non-precision non-directional beacon (NDB) Runway 27 approach was conducted.

  • Main-track derailment of a Canadian National freight train M30831-06 at Mile 152.60, Napadogan Subdivision, Plaster Rock, New Brunswick on 07 January 2014

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    On 07 January 2014, at approximately 1847 Atlantic Standard Time, Canadian National freight train M30831-06 was proceeding eastward when it derailed 19 cars and 1 distributed power locomotive in the Napadogan Subdivision, near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick. The distributed power locomotive and most of the derailed cars piled up at Mile 152.60. About 230 000 litres of hydrocarbons spilled from the tank cars and caught fire. Approximately 150 residents were evacuated within a 1.6-kilometre radius. A total of about 350 feet of railway track was destroyed. There were no injuries.

  • Man overboard and subsequent loss of life, Small fishing vessel Diane Louise, Queen Charlotte Sound, British Columbia, 06 June 2014

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    On 06 June 2014, at approximately 1045 Pacific Daylight Time, a crew member on the fishing vessel Diane Louise went overboard while setting prawn traps 9 nautical miles west of Calvert Island, British Columbia. Although the crew member was recovered within minutes, he was unresponsive upon recovery. The crew, along with medical professionals, performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).