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  • Foundering and abandonment of the self-propelled barge Lasqueti Daughters at Sutil Point, British Columbia on 14 March 2015

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    On 14 March 2015, at approximately 1100 Pacific Daylight Time, the self-propelled barge Lasqueti Daughters, with 17 people on board, departed Campbell River, British Columbia. Partway into the voyage, the sea conditions deteriorated. Water began shipping on board via the spaces between the bow ramp, the bulwarks, and the main deck, and then downflooded into the forward storage compartment. The Lasqueti Daughters flooded but remained afloat, was abandoned, and was eventually towed to shore and intentionally beached. There were no injuries. The vessel was declared a constructive total loss.

  • Runway excursion of Air Labrador Limited de Havilland DHC-6-300, C-GKSN at La Tabatière, Quebec on 28 September 2014

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    On 28 September 2014, a de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter aircraft (registration C-GKSN, serial number 493) operated by Air Labrador Limited, was on a charter flight from Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, Quebec, to La Tabatière, Quebec, with 2 crew members and 17 passengers on board. The aircraft touched down about 750 feet beyond the threshold of Runway 23. During the rollout, the captain determined that the aircraft would not stop before reaching the end of the runway, and initiated a high-speed left turn onto the taxiway. The aircraft skidded to the right, and the right propeller struck a runway identification sign before the aircraft came to a stop. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries, and no fire occurred. The 406-megahertz emergency locator transmitter did not activate. The accident occurred at 1512 Atlantic Standard Time, in daylight.

  • Gear-up landing of Air Creebec Inc. Beechcraft King Air A100, C-FEYT at Timmins Victor M. Power Airport, Timmins, Ontario on 26 September 2014

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    The Air Creebec Inc. Beechcraft King Air A100 aircraft (registration C-FEYT, serial number B-210) was operating as Air Creebec flight 140 on a scheduled flight from Moosonee, Ontario, to Timmins, Ontario, with 2 crew members and 7 passengers on board. While on approach to Timmins, the crew selected “landing gear down”, but did not get an indication in the handle that the landing gear was down and locked. A fly-by at the airport provided visual confirmation that the landing gear was not fully extended. The crew followed the Quick Reference Handbook procedures and selected the alternate landing-gear extension system, but they were unable to lower the landing gear manually. An emergency was declared, and the aircraft landed with only the nose gear partially extended. The aircraft came to rest beyond the end of Runway 28. All occupants evacuated the aircraft through the main entrance door. No fire occurred, and there were no injuries to the occupants. Emergency services were on scene for the evacuation. The accident occurred during daylight hours, at 1740 Eastern Daylight Time.

  • Striking of the breakwater by the Tug Vachon and bulk carrier Orient Crusader at Port-Cartier, Quebec on 12 September 2014

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    On 12 September 2014, at 2035 Eastern Daylight Time, the tug Vachon struck the breakwater in Port-Cartier, Quebec, while assisting the bulk carrier Orient Crusader to enter the harbour. The Vachon was secured to the Orient Crusader at the time, and there was insufficient sea room for the tug to clear the breakwater.No pollution or injuries were reported, but the Vachon and the breakwater sustained minor damage.

  • Main-track derailment of Canadian National freight train A41851-11 at mile 202.3, Slave Lake Subdivision, Faust, Alberta on 11 June 2014

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    On 11 June 2014, at 1530 Mountain Daylight Time, eastbound Canadian National freight train A41851-11 derailed the last 20 cars at Mile 202.3 of the Slave Lake Subdivision in Faust, Alberta. The last 17 cars were residue tank cars that had last carried diesel fuel (UN 1202). There was no release of product and there were no injuries. Approximately 1200 feet of track was damaged.