Aviation Statistics - 2010

Statistical Summary Aviation Occurrences 2010 - Accessibility Page


Figure 1. Figure 1 is a bar graph representing the number of accidents and accident rates per 100 000 flying hours for the years 2001 to 2010 inclusive.

In 2001, there were 286 accidents at the rate of 7.4 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2002, there were 264 accidents at the rate of 7.1 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2003, there were 284 accidents at the rate of 7.5 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2004, there were 243 accidents at the rate of 6.1 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2005, there were 251 accidents at the rate of 6.3 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2006, there were 258 accidents at the rate of 6.4 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2007, there were 280 accidents at the rate of 6.7 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2008, there were 239 accidents at the rate of 5.8 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2009, there were 242 accidents at the rate of 6.2 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.
In 2010, there were 238 accidents at the rate of 6.0 accidents per 100 000 flying hours.

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Figure 2. Figure 2 is a bar graph that represents the average number of Canadian-registered aircraft involved in accidents by aircraft type, in the period ranging from 2005 to 2009, versus the number of accidents in 2010 by aircraft type.

The average number of airliner accidents in the period ranging from 2005 to 2009 was 4.6 compared to 6 accidents in 2010.
The average number of commuter aircraft accidents in the period ranging from 2005 to 2009 was 5 compared to 6 accidents in 2010.
The average number of air taxi accidents in the period ranging from 2005 to 2009 was 36 compared to 28 accidents in 2010.
The average number of aerial work accidents in the period ranging from 2005 to 2009 was 12 compared to 17 accidents in 2010.
The average number of corporate run aircraft accidents in the period ranging from 2005 to 2009 was 5 compared to 2 accidents in 2010.
The average number of state run aircraft accidents in the period ranging from 2005 to 2009 was 2 compared to 3 accidents in 2010.
The average number of private run and other run aircraft accidents in the period ranging from 2005 to 2009 was 146 compared to 147 accidents in 2010.
The average number of helicopter accidents in the period ranging from 2005 to 2009 was 45 compared to 29 accidents in 2010.
The average number of other aircraft types accidents in the period ranging from 2005 to 2009 was 7 compared to 6 accidents in 2010.

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Figure 3. Figure 3 is a bar graph representing the number of fatalities and the number of fatal accidents that occurred in each of the years ranging from 2001 to 2010.

In 2001, there were 60 fatalities and 33 fatal accidents.
In 2002, there were 51 fatalities and 31 fatal accidents.
In 2003, there were 59 fatalities and 32 fatal accidents.
In 2004, there were 37 fatalities and 24 fatal accidents.
In 2005, there were 55 fatalities and 34 fatal accidents.
In 2006, there were 52 fatalities and 31 fatal accidents.
In 2007, there were 50 fatalities and 33 fatal accidents.
In 2008, there were 51 fatalities and 26 fatal accidents.
In 2009, there were 64 fatalities and 28 fatal accidents.
In 2010, there were 64 fatalities and 31 fatal accidents.

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Figure 4. Figure 4 is a bar graph showing the average number of Canadian-Registered aircraft involved in accidents within the time period between 2005 and 2009 compared to the number of accidents that occurred in 2010 by province.

In Atlantic Canada, there was an average of 9 accidents within the period 2005 to 2009, compared to 14 accidents in 2010.
In Quebec, there was an average of 55 accidents within the period 2005 to 2009, compared to 52 accidents in 2010.
In Ontario, there was an average of 61 accidents within the period 2005 to 2009, compared to 55 accidents in 2010.
In Manitoba, there was an average of 19 accidents within the period 2005 to 2009, compared to 25 accidents in 2010.
In Saskatchewan, there was an average of 16 accidents within the period 2005 to 2009, compared to 18 accidents in 2010.
In Alberta, there was an average of 31 accidents within the period 2005 to 2009, compared to 24 accidents in 2010.
In British Columbia, there was an average of 45 accidents within the period 2005 to 2009, compared to 38 accidents in 2010.
In the Northwest Territories/Yukon/Nunavut region, there was an average of 15 accidents within the period 2005 to 2009, compared to 17 accidents in 2010.
There was an average of 10 accidents of foreign origin within the period 2005 to 2009, compared to 1 accidents in 2010.

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Figure 5. Figure 5 is a bar graph representing the helicopter Accidents by Event Phase of Flight, 2001-2010.

Standing/Taxiing made up 10% of helicopter accidents and 2% of fatal helicopter accidents.
Take-off made up 15% of helicopter accidents and 15% of fatal helicopter accidents.
En route made up 20% of helicopter accidents and 42% of fatal helicopter accidents.
Manoeuvering made up 25% of helicopter accidents and 35% of fatal helicopter accidents.
Approach made up 12% of helicopter accidents and 18% of fatal helicopter accidents.
Landing made up 43% of helicopter accidents and 27% of fatal helicopter accidents.
Post-impact made up 10% of helicopter accidents and 27% of fatal helicopter accidents.

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Figure 6. Figure 6 is a bar graph representing the aeroplane Accidents by Event Phase of Flight, 2001-2010.

Standing/Taxiing made up 7% of airplane accidents and 2% of fatal airplane accidents.
Take-off made up 20% of airplane accidents and 18% of fatal airplane accidents.
En route made up 14% of airplane accidents and 31% of fatal airplane accidents.
Manoeuvering made up 12% of airplane accidents and 15% of fatal airplane accidents.
Approach made up 47% of airplane accidents and 8% of fatal airplane accidents.
Landing made up 5% of airplane accidents and 11% of fatal airplane accidents.
Post-impact made up 6% of airplane accidents and 28% of fatal airplane accidents.

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Figure 7. Figure 7 is a pie chart that shows reportable Incidents by Type, 2010 .

Declared emergencies made up 309 of aircraft incidents in 2010.
Risk of collision/loss of separation made up 206 of aircraft incidents in 2010.
Engine failure made up 87 of aircraft incidents in 2010.
Smoke/fire made up 82 of aircraft incidents in 2010.
Other factors made up the remaining 131 of aircraft incidents in 2010.

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