Monthly Aviation Occurrence Statistics

February 2017

Table 1, Reportable Aircraft Occurrences
  February Year to Date (February)
2017 2016 2012-2016 Average 2017 2016 2012-2016 Average
Number of reportable accidents 12 7 10 22 20 21
Accidents in Canada involving Canadian-registered aircraft 10 7 9 18 16 19
Accidents outside Canada involving Canadian-registered aircraft 2 0 1 3 2 1
Accidents in Canada involving foreign-registered aircraft 0 0 0 1 2 1
Number of accidents by operator type 12 7 10 22 20 21
Commercial 5 2 4 10 9 11
Airliner (705) 0 0 1 0 0 1
Commuter (704) 1 0 0 1 0 0
Air taxi (703) 0 1 1 2 5 5
Aerial work (702) 0 0 0 0 1 1
Foreign/Other (a) 4 1 2 7 4 4
State 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private/Other (b) 7 5 5 12 11 10
Number of accidents by aircraft type 12 7 10 22 20 21
Aeroplane 10 5 7 15 16 16
Helicopter 0 1 2 2 3 4
Ultralight 1 1 0 4 1 0
Other (c) 1 0 0 1 0 0
Number of aircraft involved in accidents* 12 8 10 23 22 22
Aeroplanes 10 6 8 16 18 17
Helicopters 0 1 2 2 3 4
Ultralights 1 1 0 4 1 0
Others (c) 1 0 0 1 0 0
Number of fatal accidents by aircraft type 2 0 1 2 0 1
Aeroplane 2 0 1 2 0 1
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 4 0 1 4 0 3
Reportable accident serious injuries 0 1 1 3 1 2
Accidents in Canada involving foreign-registered aircraft 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 1 1
Number of reportable incidents** 67 63 56 127 134 122
Incidents in Canada involving Canadian-registered aircraft 49 47 44 94 102 92
Incidents outside Canada involving Canadian-registered aircraft 12 9 5 21 15 11
Incidents in Canada involving foreign-registered aircraft 10 10 8 19 20 21
Number of reportable incidents by type 67 63 56 127 134 122
Risk of collision/Loss of separation 12 11 7 26 20 15
Declared emergency 22 26 24 47 52 53
Engine failure 10 6 6 12 16 14
Smoke/Fire 9 10 7 13 19 16
Collision 1 0 1 3 0 2
Other 13 10 9 26 27 22
Data extracted March 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.