Monthly Aviation Occurrence Statistics

February 2017

Table 2, Occurrences Involving Canadian-Registered Aircraft
  February Year to Date (February)
2017 2016 2012-2016 Average 2017 2016 2012-2016 Average
Number of accidents by aircraft and operator type 11 6 9 17 17 20
Aeroplane accidents 10 5 7 14 15 16
Commercial 5 2 3 7 6 7
Airliner (705) 0 0 1 0 0 1
Commuter (704) 1 0 0 1 0 0
Air taxi (703) 0 1 1 1 3 2
Aerial work (702) 0 0 0 0 1 1
Other 4 1 2 5 3 4
State 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private/Other (a) 5 3 4 7 9 9
Helicopter accidents 0 1 2 2 2 4
Commercial 0 0 1 2 1 3
State 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private/Other (a) 0 1 0 0 1 0
Other aircraft accidents (b) 1 0 0 1 0 0
Number of fatal accidents by aircraft and operator type 2 0 1 2 0 1
Aeroplane accidents 2 0 1 2 0 1
Commercial 1 0 0 1 0 0
Airliner (705) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Commuter (704) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air taxi (703) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerial work (702) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 1 0 0 1 0 0
State 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private/Other 1 0 1 1 0 1
Helicopter accidents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other aircraft accidents (b) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accident fatalities 4 0 1 4 0 3
Accident serious injuries 0 0 1 1 0 2
Number of incidents by type* 61 56 49 115 117 104
Risk of collision/Loss of separation 10 8 6 23 14 13
Declared emergency 21 26 21 44 49 43
Engine failure 8 5 6 8 15 13
Smoke/Fire 9 9 7 13 17 13
Collision 1 0 1 3 0 2
Other 12 8 9 24 22 19
Number of accidents involving ultralight aircraft 1 1 0 4 1 0
Fatal accidents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0
Serious injuries 0 1 0 2 1 0
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.
a. Other: contains, but is not limited to, organizations that rent aircraft (i.e., flying schools, flying clubs, etc.).
b. 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.