GATINEAU, QC, – Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is pleased to open its doors to the public for guided tours of its Engineering Laboratory facilities on Saturday, June 2, 2012.

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 collected 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.


When: Saturday, June 2, 2012 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Where:  Engineering Laboratory
1901 Research Road
Gloucester, ON
Door on left side of building

Directions from downtown Ottawa: 

  • Go south on Bronson Avenue.
  • Continue south on Bronson Avenue as it becomes the Airport Parkway.
  • Take Uplands Drive exit and turn right.
  • Turn left at Research Road.
  • 1901 Research Road is at the intersection with Canadair Private.

Visitors 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. Visitors will also be able to speak with TSB investigators on their areas of expertise.

Visitors will gather at the side entrance of the building to see some displays. From there, they can sign up for a 60-minute guided tour of the facility. Tours start every 10 minutes on the hour with a maximum of 15 participants. Access to some areas will be restricted.


Source: Canada Newswire / TSB

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