Monthly Aviation Occurrence Statistics

August 2017

Table 3, Accidents Involving Canadian-Registered Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing Aircraft By Type of Operation
  August Year to date (August)
2017 2016 2012-2016
average
2017 2016 2012-2016
average
Number of accidents by operation type 27 18 27 142 135 155
Aeroplane accidents 22 15 24 121 121 133
Training 3 2 2 23 16 17
Pleasure/Travel 14 11 15 62 78 81
Business 0 0 0 1 2 3
Forest fire management 0 0 1 0 1 2
Test/Demonstration/Ferry 1 0 1 2 2 2
Aerial application 2 0 2 5 6 5
Inspection 0 0 0 1 0 0
Air transport 1 1 1 18 10 13
Air ambulance 0 0 0 0 1 1
Sightseeing 0 0 1 1 0 2
Other/Unknown 1 1 1 8 6 7
Helicopter accidents 5 3 3 21 14 22
Training 0 0 0 4 1 2
Pleasure/Travel 1 2 1 3 6 4
Business 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forest fire management 1 0 0 2 0 1
Test/Demonstration/Ferry 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerial application 2 0 0 3 1 1
Inspection 0 0 0 0 0 1
Air transport 1 1 1 2 3 7
Air ambulance 0 0 0 1 0 0
Sightseeing 0 0 0 1 0 0
Other/Unknown 0 0 0 5 3 4
Number of fatal accidents by operation type 2 2 3 10 13 15
Training 0 0 1 2 0 1
Pleasure/Travel 1 2 2 4 9 9
Business 0 0 0 0 0 1
Forest fire management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Test/Demonstration/Ferry 0 0 0 0 1 0
Aerial application 1 0 0 1 2 1
Inspection 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air transport 0 0 1 1 1 3
Air ambulance 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sightseeing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other/Unknown 0 0 0 2 0 1
Fatalities 3 2 6 16 15 26
Serious injuries 3 1 3 14 4 14
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 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.