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  • 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.

  • Right main landing gear collapse of Jazz Aviation LP (dba Air Canada Express), DHC-8-402, C-GGBF at Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton, Alberta on 06 November 2014

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    The Jazz Aviation LP (doing business as Air Canada Express) Bombardier DHC-8-402, registration C-GGBF, serial number 4433, operating as flight JZA8481, departed from Calgary International Airport (CYYC) with an intended destination of Grande Prairie, Alberta. During the takeoff roll, the number 3 tire of the main landing gear failed. The flight was diverted to Edmonton International Airport (CYEG); aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment was standing by for the landing on Runway 02. On touchdown at 2030 Mountain Standard Time, the right main landing gear collapsed. Upon contact with the ground, all of the right-side propeller blades were sheared, and 1 blade penetrated the cabin wall. The aircraft came to a stop off the right (east) edge of the runway surface. Passengers and crew evacuated using all 4 exits. Three passengers sustained minor injuries. There was no post-accident fire. The accident occurred during the hours of darkness.

  • Main-track derailment of Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway ore train BNL-212J at mile 14.65, Wacouna Subdivision, near Tellier, Quebec on 06 November 2014

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    On 06 November 2014, at approximately 0540, Eastern Standard Time, Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway ore train BNL-212J was proceeding northward when it struck a rock and gravel slide. The collision caused the 2 lead locomotives and the first 9 cars to derail. The lead locomotive rolled down the slope and came to a stop at the bottom of the Moisie River, completely submerged. The locomotive engineer was fatally injured. About 1000 litres of diesel fuel spilled from the locomotive. About 100 feet of railway track was destroyed.

  • Severe icing encounter and forced landing of a Air Tindi Ltd. Cessna 208B, C-FKAY 18 nm W of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, on 20 November 2014

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    The Air Tindi Ltd. Cessna 208B Caravan (registration C-FKAY, serial number 208B0470), departed Yellowknife Airport, Northwest Territories, on 20 November 2014 at 0642 Mountain Standard Time under instrument flight rules as Discovery Air flight DA223 to Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories. The flight had been rescheduled from the previous night because of freezing drizzle at Fort Simpson. During the climb to 8000 feet above sea level, DA223 encountered icing conditions that necessitated a return to Yellowknife. On the return to Yellowknife, DA223 was unable to maintain altitude. At 0721, flying in darkness approximately 18 nautical miles west of Yellowknife, it contacted the frozen surface of the North Arm of Great Slave Lake. The aircraft sustained substantial damage when it struck a rock outcropping, but there were no injuries to the pilot or to the 5 passengers. The pilot established communication with Air Tindi via satellite phone, and the pilot and passengers were recovered approximately 4 hours after the landing. The emergency locator transmitter did not activate during the landing, but was activated manually by the pilot.

  • Main-track derailment of a Canadian National freight train M34641-23 at mile 93.38, Fort Frances Subdivision, Fort Frances, Ontario on 23 May 2014

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    On 23 May 2014, at approximately 1408 Central Daylight Time, Canadian National freight train M34641-23 was proceeding eastward on the Fort Frances Subdivision when 35 cars derailed at Mile 93.38 near Fort Frances, Ontario. The derailed cars included 2 tank cars loaded with molten sulphur (UN 2448), 1 of which was punctured and released product. The product ignited a small grass fire that subsequently burned itself out. There were no injuries.