Monthly Aviation Occurrence Statistics

August 2017

Table 2, Occurrences Involving Canadian-Registered Aircraft
  August Year to date (August)
2017 2016 2012-2016
average
2017 2016 2012-2016
average
Number of accidents by aircraft and operator type 31 18 28 149 139 160
Aeroplane accidents 22 15 24 121 121 133
Commercial 7 3 6 52 30 38
Airliner (705) 1 0 0 4 0 3
Commuter (704) 0 0 0 4 2 2
Air taxi (703) 0 1 2 12 11 12
Aerial work (702) 3 0 2 11 6 9
Other 3 2 2 21 12 14
State 0 0 0 0 0 1
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 1
Private/Other (a) 15 12 17 69 91 93
Helicopter accidents 5 3 3 21 14 22
Commercial 3 1 2 16 8 16
State 0 0 0 0 0 1
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private/Other (a) 2 2 1 5 6 5
Other aircraft accidents (b) 4 0 2 7 4 6
Number of fatal accidents by aircraft and operator type 2 2 4 11 13 16
Aeroplane accidents 2 2 3 10 13 13
Commercial 1 0 1 5 2 3
Airliner (705) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Commuter (704) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air taxi (703) 0 0 1 1 1 2
Aerial work (702) 1 0 0 2 1 1
Other 0 0 0 2 0 0
State 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private/Other 1 2 2 5 11 10
Helicopter accidents 0 0 0 0 0 2
Other aircraft accidents (b) 0 0 0 1 0 1
Accident fatalities 3 2 6 17 15 27
Accident serious injuries 3 1 4 14 5 15
Number of incidents by type* 65 72 61 573 469 422
Risk of collision/Loss of separation 13 17 13 109 78 69
Declared emergency 28 23 21 213 178 164
Engine failure 5 8 8 60 61 57
Smoke/Fire 2 8 5 58 54 44
Collision 3 2 1 17 9 7
Other 14 14 13 116 89 80
Number of accidents involving ultralight aircraft 1 6 4 19 16 18
Fatal accidents 0 2 1 1 2 3
Fatalities 0 2 1 1 2 3
Serious injuries 0 0 0 5 1 4
Data extracted September 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.