Media advisory 2015

Transportation Safety Board opens doors to Engineering Lab for media tour

Gatineau, Quebec, 3 June 2015 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is pleased to invite journalists to 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 6 June 2015, and to learn about the important work the Laboratory does during accident investigations.

The TSB Engineering Laboratory plays a pivotal role in the investigation of marine, pipeline, railway, and aviation accidents. Its staff help determine whether mechanical, electrical, material, structural or other deficiencies contributed to accidents. Experts analyze information from data recorders ("black boxes"), electronic equipment and field 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 4 June 2015 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time
Engineering Laboratory
1901 Research Road
Ottawa, ON

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

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