GATINEAU, QC, May 28, 2012 /CNW/ - 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, June 2, 2012, 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 field investigators, such as photographs and site surveys, to piece
together the sequence of events leading to an accident.
May 29, 2012 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
1901 Research Road
Directions from Downtown Ottawa:
South on Bronson Ave.
Bronson Ave. becomes the Airport Parkway.
Take Uplands Dr. exit and turn right.
Turn Left at Research Rd.
1901 Research Rd. is at intersection with Canadair Priv.
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. Examples of an animation derived from flight data recorder
information and a reconstruction of a railway accident site based on
site survey data will also be shown. Journalists will also be able to
speak with some of the Laboratory's investigators on their areas of
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.