Media advisory

Transportation Safety Board opens doors to Engineering Lab for media tour

Ottawa, Ontario, 4 June 2014 - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is pleased to invite journalists for a tour of its Engineering Laboratory facilities. It is an opportunity to provide a "sneak peak" of what the public will see during Doors Open Ottawa on Saturday 7 June 2014, and to learn about the important work the Lab does during accident investigations.

The TSB Engineering Laboratory plays a pivotal role in the investigation of marine, pipeline, railway, and aviation accidents. Its staff investigates whether mechanical, electrical, material, structural or other deficiencies contributed to accidents. Lab experts analyze information from data recorders ("black boxes"), electronic equipment and the field, such as photographs and site surveys, to piece together the sequence of events leading to an accident.

Journalists can expect to see some wreckage and components related to accident investigations, equipment used by investigators to examine materials and electronic systems and the flight recorder analysis area.


Thursday 5 June 2014 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time


Transportation Safety Board of Canada Engineering Lab
1901 Research Road
Building U-100
Ottawa, Ontario

Directions from downtown Ottawa:

  • South on Bronson Ave.
  • Bronson Ave. becomes the Airport Parkway.
  • Continue South
  • Take Uplands Dr. exit and turn right.
  • Turn Left at Research Rd.
  • 1901 Research Rd. is at intersection with Canadair Priv.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This event is for media only. Media representatives will need to show their outlet identification or business card.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053