Monthly Aviation Occurrence Statistics

January 2017

Table 1, Reportable Aircraft Occurrences
  January Year to Date (January)
2017 2016 2012-2016 Average 2017 2016 2012-2016 Average
Number of reportable accidents 10 13 11 10 13 11
Accidents in Canada involving Canadian-registered aircraft 8 9 10 8 9 10
Accidents outside Canada involving Canadian-registered aircraft 1 2 1 1 2 1
Accidents in Canada involving foreign-registered aircraft 1 2 1 1 2 1
Number of accidents by operator type 10 13 11 10 13 11
Commercial 5 7 6 5 7 6
Airliner (705) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Commuter (704) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air taxi (703) 2 4 3 2 4 3
Aerial work (702) 0 1 1 0 1 1
Foreign/Other (a) 3 3 3 3 3 3
State 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private/Other (b) 5 6 5 5 6 5
Number of accidents by aircraft type 10 13 11 10 13 11
Aeroplane 5 11 9 5 11 9
Helicopter 2 2 2 2 2 2
Ultralight 3 0 0 3 0 0
Other (c) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of aircraft involved in accidents* 11 14 11 11 14 11
Aeroplanes 6 12 9 6 12 9
Helicopters 2 2 2 2 2 2
Ultralights 3 0 0 3 0 0
Others (c) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of fatal accidents by aircraft type 0 0 1 0 0 1
Aeroplane 0 0 0 0 0 0
Helicopter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ultralight 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other (c) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reportable accident fatalities 0 0 2 0 0 2
Reportable accident serious injuries 3 0 1 3 0 1
Accidents in Canada involving foreign-registered aircraft 1 2 1 1 2 1
Fatal accidents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0
Serious Injuries 0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrences with a dangerous good release 0 1 0 0 1 0
Number of reportable incidents** 58 71 66 58 71 66
Incidents in Canada involving Canadian-registered aircraft 44 55 48 44 55 48
Incidents outside Canada involving Canadian-registered aircraft 8 6 6 8 6 6
Incidents in Canada involving foreign-registered aircraft 9 10 13 9 10 13
Number of reportable incidents by type 58 71 66 58 71 66
Risk of collision/Loss of separation 13 9 8 13 9 8
Declared emergency 25 26 28 25 26 28
Engine failure 2 10 7 2 10 7
Smoke/Fire 4 9 9 4 9 9
Collision 2 0 1 2 0 1
Other 12 17 13 12 17 13
Data extracted February 15, 2017
Reportable accidents and incidents are reported in accordance with the TSB's regulations for mandatory reporting of occurrences.
Breakdowns may not add up to totals. For example, in the total "Number of accidents by aircraft type", when an occurrence involves an airplane and a helicopter, the occurrence is counted in each category, but only once in the total.
*Only "Number of aircraft involved in accidents" are aircraft counts, all other data are accident counts.
a. The commercial service type is not available for foreign-registered aircraft.
b. Other: contains, but is not limited to, organizations that rent aircraft (i.e., flying schools, flying clubs, etc.).
c. Includes balloons, gyroplanes, gliders, dirigibles, hang gliders, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and similar aircraft types.
New TSB regulations came into effect on July 1, 2014, changing some reporting requirements.
**Under new reporting requirements aviation incidents include: a) aircraft having a maximum certificated take-off weight greater than 2 250 kg (formerly 5700 kg); b) aircraft being operated under an air operator certificate issued under CARS Part VII.