Monthly Aviation Occurrence Statistics

October 2017

Table 2, Occurrences Involving Canadian-Registered Aircraft
  October Year to date (October)
2017 2016 2012-2016 average 2017 2016 2012-2016 average
Number of accidents by aircraft and operator type 13 19 16 184 182 205
Aeroplane accidents 10 17 13 150 155 168
Commercial 3 6 4 60 37 48
Airliner (705) 0 1 1 6 1 5
Commuter (704) 0 0 0 4 2 2
Air taxi (703) 2 2 1 15 13 15
Aerial work (702) 0 1 1 12 7 10
Other 1 2 1 23 15 16
State 0 0 0 0 0 1
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 1
Private/Other (a) 7 11 9 90 118 119
Helicopter accidents 2 2 3 25 21 29
Commercial 1 2 2 18 13 21
State 0 0 0 0 0 1
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private/Other (a) 1 0 1 7 8 7
Other aircraft accidents (b) 1 0 0 9 6 8
Number of fatal accidents by aircraft and operator type 2 4 3 16 23 22
Aeroplane accidents 1 4 2 14 20 17
Commercial 1 1 1 6 3 4
Airliner (705) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Commuter (704) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air taxi (703) 0 0 0 1 1 2
Aerial work (702) 0 0 0 2 1 1
Other 1 1 0 3 1 1
State 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private/Other 0 3 2 8 17 13
Helicopter accidents 1 0 1 1 2 4
Other aircraft accidents (b) 0 0 0 1 1 1
Accident fatalities 3 9 5 24 32 36
Accident serious injuries 4 6 2 20 16 22
Number of incidents by type* 66 57 56 707 584 530
Risk of collision/Loss of separation 6 10 9 130 98 86
Declared emergency 25 15 22 263 214 205
Engine failure 7 10 8 77 81 73
Smoke/Fire 9 5 8 72 64 58
Collision 2 2 1 20 13 9
Other 17 15 9 145 114 97
Number of accidents involving ultralight aircraft 3 2 2 24 21 24
Fatal accidents 0 0 0 1 4 4
Fatalities 0 0 0 1 4 4
Serious injuries 0 0 0 6 1 4
Data extracted November 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.