News release

TSB Laboratory participates in Doors Open Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario, 5 June 2014  - Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is pleased to open its doors to the public for guided tours of its Engineering Laboratory facilities on Saturday, 7 June 2014.

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.

Visitors 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. Visitors will also be able to speak with TSB investigators on their areas of expertise.

Limited tours of the materials analysis, systems engineering and flight recorder areas will be available on a first come, first served basis. Tours start every 10 minutes on the hour with a maximum of 15 participants. The last tour begins at 3:00 pm.


Saturday, 7 June 2014 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Eastern Time


Transportation Safety Board of Canada Engineering Laboratory
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 at the Lab!

Read the most recent TSB blog post entitled The Real CSI: Inside the TSB Laboratory

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