Monthly Aviation Occurrence Statistics

May 2017

Table 3, Accidents Involving Canadian-Registered Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing Aircraft By Type of Operation
  May Year to date (May)
2017 2016 2012-2016 average 2017 2016 2012-2016 average
Number of accidents by operation type 23 25 25 60 63 70
Aeroplane accidents 21 22 22 53 55 59
Training 3 0 1 16 11 11
Pleasure/Travel 8 19 16 18 35 34
Business 0 0 1 1 1 1
Forest fire management 0 1 0 0 1 0
Test/Demonstration/Ferry 0 1 0 0 1 0
Aerial application 1 0 0 1 0 0
Inspection 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air transport 6 1 3 12 4 7
Air ambulance 0 0 0 0 1 1
Sightseeing 1 0 0 1 0 0
Other/Unknown 2 0 1 4 2 4
Helicopter accidents 2 3 3 7 8 11
Training 0 0 1 2 0 1
Pleasure/Travel 1 1 0 1 3 1
Business 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forest fire management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Test/Demonstration/Ferry 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerial application 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inspection 0 0 0 0 0 1
Air transport 0 0 1 0 2 4
Air ambulance 1 0 0 1 0 0
Sightseeing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other/Unknown 0 2 1 3 3 3
Number of fatal accidents by operation type 3 1 3 7 3 6
Training 0 0 0 2 0 0
Pleasure/Travel 2 1 2 2 3 3
Business 0 0 1 0 0 1
Forest fire management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Test/Demonstration/Ferry 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerial application 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inspection 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air transport 1 0 0 1 0 1
Air ambulance 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sightseeing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other/Unknown 0 0 0 2 0 1
Fatalities 4 1 6 11 4 11
Serious injuries 1 2 2 5 2 5
Data extracted June 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 operation type", when an occurrence involves an airplane and a helicopter, the occurrence is counted in each category, but only once in the total.
Canadian-registered aircraft, excluding ultralights, balloons, gyroplanes, gliders, dirigibles, hang gliders and similar aircraft types
New TSB regulations came into effect on July 1, 2014, changing some reporting requirements.