Aviation media advisory 2012

TSB Assessing two Separate Runway Overrun Incidents that Occurred on January 9, 2012

(Gatineau, Quebec, January 9, 2012) - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is assessing two separate overrun incidents that occurred today.

At 10:23, Pacific Standard Time, a Boeing 737-700 overran the runway in Fort Nelson, British Columbia. The second incident occurred at 14:07, Mountain Standard Time, when a Bombardier Challenger 890 rolled off the end of Runway 34 in Fort MacKay, Alberta.

The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrences.

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
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca