Monthly Aviation Occurrence Statistics

March 2017

Table 2, Occurrences Involving Canadian-Registered Aircraft
  March Year to Date (March)
2017 2016 2012-2016 Average 2017 2016 2012-2016 Average
Number of accidents by aircraft and operator type 10 8 12 27 25 32
Aeroplane accidents 9 5 10 23 20 26
Commercial 8 1 3 15 7 10
Airliner (705) 0 0 1 0 0 1
Commuter (704) 2 0 1 3 0 1
Air taxi (703) 2 0 0 3 3 2
Aerial work (702) 0 0 0 0 1 1
Other 4 1 2 9 4 6
State 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private/Other (a) 1 4 7 8 13 15
Helicopter accidents 1 3 2 3 5 6
Commercial 1 2 2 3 3 5
State 0 0 0 0 0 1
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private/Other (a) 0 1 0 0 2 1
Other aircraft accidents (b) 0 0 0 1 0 0
Number of fatal accidents by aircraft and operator type 1 0 1 3 0 2
Aeroplane accidents 1 0 0 3 0 1
Commercial 1 0 0 2 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 2 0 0
State 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private/Other 0 0 0 1 0 1
Helicopter accidents 0 0 0 0 0 1
Other aircraft accidents (b) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accident fatalities 1 0 1 5 0 4
Accident serious injuries 1 0 1 2 0 2
Number of incidents by type* 85 51 51 201 168 155
Risk of collision/Loss of separation 16 4 8 39 18 21
Declared emergency 31 19 22 76 68 65
Engine failure 11 8 6 19 23 19
Smoke/Fire 8 5 6 21 22 20
Collision 3 2 0 6 2 3
Other 16 13 9 40 35 28
Number of accidents involving ultralight aircraft 3 0 1 7 1 1
Fatal accidents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0
Serious injuries 1 0 0 3 1 1
Data extracted April 18, 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.