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  • Controlled flight into terrain of 7506406 Canada Inc. Sikorsky S-76A (helicopter), C-GIMY near Moosonee, Ontario on 31 May 2013

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    On 31 May 2013, at approximately 0011 Eastern Daylight Time, the Sikorsky S-76A helicopter (registration C-GIMY, serial number 760055), operated as Lifeflight 8, departed at night from Runway 06 at the Moosonee Airport, Ontario, on a visual flight rules flight to the Attawapiskat Airport, Ontario, with 2 pilots and 2 paramedics on board. As the helicopter climbed through 300 feet above the ground toward its planned cruising altitude of 1000 feet above sea level, the pilot flying commenced a left-hand turn toward the Attawapiskat Airport, approximately 119 nautical miles to the northwest of the Moosonee Airport. Twenty-three seconds later, the helicopter impacted trees and then struck the ground in an area of dense bush and swampy terrain.

  • Derailment of Central Maine & Québec Railway freight train 2-10 at mile 6.3, Adirondack Subdivision, Farnham, Quebec on 10 August 2015

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    On 10 August 2015, at about 2230 Eastern Daylight Time, while departing Farnham Yard, in Farnham, Quebec, 15 cars of Central Maine & Québec Railway freight train 2-10 derailed near the crossover between the siding and the main track of the Adirondack Subdivision. The crossover, a section of the siding of about 800 feet in length and the derailed cars were damaged. There were no injuries.

  • Collision with terrain of Airspan Helicopters Ltd., Eurocopter AS350 B2 (helicopter) C-GJPW, 11 nm SE from Key Lake, Saskatchewan on 21 January 2015

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    The Airspan Helicopters Ltd. Eurocopter AS350 B2 (registration C-GJPW, serial number 4738), was conducting aerial work approximately 11 nautical miles southeast of Key Lake Airport, Saskatchewan. At approximately 1231 Central Standard Time, the helicopter began an uncommanded roll and rotation to the left, descended, and collided with the terrain. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained serious injuries but was able to evacuate without assistance. The 406 MHz emergency locator transmitter activated on impact, and the signal was detected by the search-and-rescue satellite system. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. There was no post-impact fire.

  • Bottom contact of roll-on roll-off passenger ferry Grace Sparkes at Burnside, Newfoundland and Labrador on 21 January 2015

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    On 21 January 2015, at 1746 Newfoundland Standard Time, the roll-on roll-off passenger ferry Grace Sparkes, with 8 crew and 4 passengers on board, was transiting the harbour channel at Burnside, Newfoundland and Labrador, when it struck Burnside Rock. The vessel continued its voyage and docked at Burnside a few minutes later. There were no injuries or pollution, but the vessel sustained damage to the hull and the bilge keel

  • Fire and sinking of the fishing vessel Frederike. C-2 near Rimouski, Quebec on 28 April 2015

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    On 28 April 2015, at approximately 0230 Eastern Daylight Time, a fire broke out on the fishing vessel Frederike. C-2 shortly after it departed Rimouski, Quebec. The master and the 3 crew members on board abandoned the vessel using a life raft and were rescued by the fishing vessel Marie-Karine D. The Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue cutter Cap Perce was dispatched to assist. The Frederike. C-2 burned to the waterline and sank at position 48°28.74′ N, 068°36.85′ W. Minor pollution was observed in the vicinity of the wreck. No injuries were reported.