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  • Movement exceeds limits of authority, Canadian Pacific Railway Freight train 672-024 at Mile 103 of the Cranbrook Subdivision, Cranbrook, British Columbia on 11 March 2015

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    On 11 March 2015 at approximately 0130 Pacific Daylight Time, a rail traffic controller at Canadian Pacific Railway stopped train 672-024 near Mile 102 on the Cranbrook Subdivision after the train had departed Cranbrook, British Columbia, and travelled east for 5 miles without authorization. There were no conflicting movements.

  • Main-track derailment of Canadian National Railway train Q19771-09 at mile 48.41, Skeena Subdivision, Kwinitsa, British Columbia on 15 November 2014

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    On 15 November 2014, at 0607 Pacific Standard Time, Canadian National train Q19771-09, travelling westward at approximately 32 miles per hour, derailed 1 locomotive and 8 intermodal flat cars consisting of 17 platforms at Mile 48.41 of the Skeena Subdivision. No injuries were reported and no dangerous goods were involved.

  • Stall at takeoff and collision with water of Conair Group Inc. (dba Conair) Air Tractor AT-802A Fire Boss Amphibian, C-GXNX at Chantslar Lake, British Columbia on 14 August 2014

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    An Air Tractor AT-802A on amphibious floats (registration C-GXNX, serial number AT-802A-0530), operating as Tanker 685, was carrying out wildfire management operations during daylight near Chantslar Lake, British Columbia. Three similar aircraft were working as a group with Tanker 685, which was second in line on a touch-and-go to scoop water from Chantslar Lake. Upon liftoff, control was lost and the aircraft’s right wing struck the water. The aircraft water-looped, and the floats and their support structure separated from the fuselage. The aircraft remained upright and slowly sank. The pilot received minor injuries, egressed from the cockpit, and inflated the personal flotation device being worn. The third aircraft in the formation jettisoned its hopper load as it continued its takeoff and remained in the circuit. The fourth aircraft jettisoned its hopper load, rejected its takeoff, and taxied to pick up the accident pilot. There was sufficient impact force to activate the on-board 406-megahertz emergency locator transmitter, but the search-and-rescue satellite system did not detect a signal from the emergency locator transmitter until the wreckage was being recovered 6 days later.

  • Loss of control of ExpressJet Airlines, Embraer EMB-145LR, N16954 53 nm W of London, Ontario on 05 September 2014

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    The ExpressJet Airlines Embraer EMB-145LR, flight number 4538 (registration N16954, serial number 145072) departed Grand Rapids, Michigan, on an instrument flight rules flight destined for Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey. After departure, the aircraft deviated north of its desired track to avoid thunderstorms and climbed to its cruising altitude of flight level 370. At approximately 1915 Eastern Daylight Time, the aircraft flew through a large thunderstorm and encountered severe turbulence. The flight crew lost control of the aircraft, and it descended rapidly, losing approximately 4000 feet before the flight crew were able to regain control. The aircraft continued to its destination, where it landed safely. There were no reported injuries to the 3 crew members or 26 passengers, and the aircraft was not damaged.

  • Uncontained turbine rotor failure of Bombardier Inc. BD-500-1A10 (C Series CS100), C-FBCS at Montréal International (Mirabel) Airport, Quebec on 29 May 2014

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    On 29 May 2014, a Bombardier C series CS100, registration C-FBCS, serial number 50001, with 2 pilots and 4 test engineers on board was conducting engine ground runs at the Montréal International (Mirabel) Airport, Quebec. During the test, at 1837 Eastern Daylight Time, the left engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada model PW1524G) experienced a sudden power loss caused by an uncontained turbine rotor failure. After having been advised of smoke and fire from the engine, the crew immediately secured the engine and declared an emergency. All personnel on board evacuated the aircraft. Bombardier ground personnel successfully extinguished the fire. There were no injuries, but the engine and aircraft sustained substantial damage.