News release

TSB participates in a major air disaster exercise at the Vancouver International Airport

Gatineau, Quebec, 29 April 2015 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is once again participating in an exercise at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in British Columbia (B.C.). Today, the airport authority and several partners, including the TSB, will collaborate to test their emergency response to a major air disaster.

TSB investigators from the Richmond, B.C. regional office, along with communications personnel, will practice their emergency preparedness and response. The TSB applauds YVR's efforts to regularly conduct exercises with a view to improving safety, and is pleased to take part in the event.

For more information about this exercise, please visit the Vancouver International Airport website.

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