Video and audio materials

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  • Photo of railway light signals at a crossingFollowing signal indications: The Canadian railway industry relies on visual signals to provide train crews with information. Unfortunately, if signals aren't followed, the CTC system can't automatically control, slow down or stop the train. The system only communicates instructions, it doesn't enforce them.
  • Image from a locomotive recorder showing the view from the locomotive cab and readings from the locomotive instruments for speed, brakes and throttleOn-board video and voice recorders: To accurately piece together the sequence of events leading to an accident, we must understand exactly how the crew communicated and what actions took place in the cab. The only way to capture this information is by installing on-board voice and video recorders.
  • Still of a passenger train going through a crossingPassenger trains colliding with vehicles: Trains and vehicles routinely cross close to 15 000 railway crossings throughout Canada. But driving over a public crossing is not without risk.
  • Aircraft landing Risk of collisions on runways videoAir safety management systems: A safety management system is an organization-wide framework for the management of risk where the organization would be required to actively search for hazards, assess risks and find ways and means of mitigating those risks.
  • Still of aircraft in the woods, from the landing accidents and runway overruns videoLanding accidents and runway overruns (Watchlist 2012): In Canada, an aircraft runs off the runway once a month on average. If we don't do anything to prevent landing accidents and runway overruns, passengers, crew and aircraft will continue to be placed at unnecessary risk.
  • Still of an aircraft landing, from the risk of collisions on runways videoRisk of collisions on runways: Airports are busy places. With runway incursions on the rise, more needs to be done to address the risk of collisions.
  • Still of an aircraft accident site, from the collisions with land and water videoCollisions with land and water: Controlled flight into terrain is what happens when an otherwise sound aircraft, under pilot control, is unintentionally flown into the ground, a mountain, water, or an obstacle.
  • Still of vessel, from the marine safety management systems videoMarine safety management systems: Implemented properly, safety management systems (SMS) allow vessels and marine transportation companies to identify hazards, manage risks, and develop and follow effective safety processes.
  • Still of a vessel docking, from the Loss of life on fishing vessels videoLoss of life on fishing vessels: Every year, far too many fishermen lose their lives at sea. But if everyone works together—families, governments, businesses, fishing organizations in all regions of Canada—we can change the safety culture to one where the major concern is to engage in safe work practices.
  • Wendy Tadros and Board Member Kathy Fox announce the Transportation Safety Board of Canada's Watchlist 2012Watchlist 2012: Chair Wendy Tadros and Board Member Kathy Fox announce the Transportation Safety Board of Canada's Watchlist 2012, which identifies the transportation safety issues that pose the greatest risk to Canadians.
  • Wendy Tadros, Chair Blog launch video: From trains and planes to ships and pipelines, we have a lot of stories to tell. With the launch of our blog—the TSB Recorder—we're building a new way to share them: tsb.gc.ca/blog.
  • The TSB crest, from the TSB promotional video The TSB's TSB promotional video: Canada is recognized internationally for having one of the safest transportation systems in the world. The work conducted by the Transportation Safety Board contributes to building safer waterways, railways, pipelines, and skies, not only in Canada, but around the world.
  • M13L0055: On 08 May 2013, at 1455 Eastern Daylight Time, the Federal Yoshino was at anchor in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, when one of the vessel's crew members was fatally injured as a result of a fall. The crew member had been working aloft using a steel basket attached to the on-board electric provision crane when the hoisting cable parted. The basket containing the crew member fell approximately 5 m before landing on the deck.
  • Still of investigator Glenn Budden from the Small Fishing Vessel Safety video M09Z0001: The TSB released a three-year investigation into fishing safety in Canada. This video talks about the 10 key issues identified in the report where immediate action is required.
  • Animated view of Concordia sailing vesselM10F0003: On February 17, 2010, the sail training yacht Concordia was knocked down and capsized off the coast of Brazil. This animation recreates the events leading up to the occurrence and includes footage captured moments before the knock down
  • Animated image of the Queen of the North ferryM06W0052 : On 21 March 2006, at Gil Island (British Columbia), the passenger and vehicle ferry sustained extensive damage to its hull, lost its propulsion, and drifted for 1 hour and 17 minutes before sinking in 430 m of water.
  • Photo of TSB Chair, Wendy TadrosR13D0054 Lac-Mégantic: Video — News conference held on 19 August 2014 at which the TSB released its final investigation report on the Lac-Mégantic railway accident.
  • Photo of TSB Chair, Wendy TadrosR13D0054 Lac-Mégantic: Audio clips — TSB Chair, Wendy Tadros, speaks about the TSB investigation into the accident at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, on 6 July 2013.
  • Animation: Sequence of events in the Lac-Mégantic derailment and fire.R13D0054 Lac-Mégantic: Animation — Sequence of events in the Lac-Mégantic derailment and fire.
  • Animation: Damage to a Class 111 tank car in the in Lac-Mégantic derailment and fireR13D0054 Lac-Mégantic: Animation — Damage to a Class 111 tank car in the in Lac-Mégantic derailment and fire.
  • Animation: VIA Rail train 92 derails in Burlington, OntarioR12T0038 :  On 26 February 2012, VIA Rail passenger train No. 92 derailed while travelling eastward from Niagara Falls to Toronto, Ontario
  • Animated image of three trucks on a streetR08T0158 : On 15 July 2008, a passenger train derailed on the busy railway corridor between Toronto, Ontario, and Montréal, Quebec, after striking a loaded tractor-trailer immobilized at a crossing in Mallorytown, Ontario.
  • Animated view of a train R06V0136: On June 29, 2006, a Canadian National freight train derailed a locomotive and a loaded car of lumber while travelling southward near Lillooet, British Columbia. This animation depicts the train as a coupling disconnects and both the car and locomotive derail.
  • Animated image of the wheelsetR06T0022 : On 31 January 2006, a Canadian Pacific Railway freight train derailed one car near the MacTier Subdivision. The train experienced an undesired emergency brake application and 11 other cars derailed.
  • A11H0002 : On 20 August 2011, a Boeing 737-210C combi aircraft operated by First Air was being flown as a charter flight from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to Resolute Bay, Nunavut. At 1142 Central Daylight Time, during the approach to Runway 35T, the aircraft struck a hill about 1 nautical mile east of the runway.
  • A13H0002 : ArticNet's remotely operated vehicle located a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter that struck the water and sank in the M'Clure Strait, Northwest Territories, on September 9, 2013. (Video credit: ArcticNet)
  • Animated image of a helicopter A09A0016 : On March 12, 2009, a Cougar Helicopters' Sikorsky S-92A was en route to the Hibernia oil platform off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador when the helicopter was forced to return to shore. This animation recounts the helicopter's flight path and attempted ditching (emergency landing on water).
  • Animated view of an aircraft and its instrument panelA05H0002 : On 2 August 2005, an Air France aircraft departed Paris, France, on a scheduled flight to Toronto, Ontario, with 297 passengers and 12 crew members on board. The aircraft touched down, but was not able to stop on the 9000-foot runway.