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Media Advisory - Transportation Safety Board of Canada to Release Final Report of Swissair Flight 111

    OTTAWA, March 21 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB)
will release the final report of the Swissair Flight 111 investigation at a
news conference on Thursday, March 27, 2003 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    The crash of Swissair Flight 111 took place on September 2, 1998. All 229
passengers and crew members perished. The final report provides a detailed
account of the investigation, including the causes and contributing factors of
the occurrence.

    News Conference:
    ----------------

    Camille Thériault, Chairman of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada,
will host the news conference. Media accreditation will be required to gain
access to the news conference. Journalists are asked to pre-register for the
news conference by Tuesday, March 24, 2003.

    Time:              10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time (AST)

    Location:          Port Royal Ballroom E, Halifax World Trade and
                       Convention Centre
                       1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
                       (Enter through main entrance at Argyle and George
                       Streets. TSB representatives will direct media to the
                       registration area.)

    Materials:         The final report and supporting materials will be
                       available in English and French, and will be published
                       on the TSB website (http://www.tsb.gc.ca) following
                       the news conference.

                       A live webcast of the news conference will be
                       available at:
                       http://wwwtor.activate.net/tsbsr111/en/index.htm
                       This webcast will be archived for 90 days.

    Interviews:        TSB spokespersons will be available following the news
                       conference for one-on-one interviews on Thursday March
                       27 and Friday, March 28 in Halifax. Journalists must
                       schedule interviews with TSB spokespersons by March
                       24, 2003.

    Media Lockup:
    -------------

    Journalists will have an opportunity to review the final report in
advance of the news conference in a media lockup. The following arrangements
have been made for the media lockup:

    Time:              8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time (AST)

    Location:          Same venue as news conference
                       Port Royal Ballroom E, Halifax World Trade and
                       Convention Centre
                       1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
                       (Enter through main entrance at Argyle and George
                       Streets. TSB representatives will direct media to the
                       registration area.)Media accreditation will be
                       required to gain access to the Port Royal Ballroom E.
                       Journalists will not be able to leave the room until
                       the lockup is over.

    Restrictions:      No transmitting or receiving devices, such as cellular
                       phones, pagers or personal digital assistants, will be
                       allowed into the media lockup. All items can be
                       retrieved immediately following the lockup.

    Television Crews:  TV crews are asked to set up their camera equipment at
                       9:30 a.m. AST. All personal transmitting or receiving
                       devices will not be allowed into the lockup. Crew
                       members will also be required to stay in the Port
                       Royal Ballroom E until the lockup is over.

    Pre-registration:  Journalists are asked to pre-register for the news
                       conference and media lockup. Please contact one of the
                       names below by Tuesday, March 24, 2003.





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For further information: Contacts to arrange media accreditation or to 
schedule interview(s): Jim Harris, (819) 953-7812, Cell: (613) 292-3765, 
jim.harris@tsb.gc.ca; Stephen Hewitt, (416) 848-1401, Cell: (416) 729-8550, 
shewitt@national.ca

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