Monthly Aviation Occurrence Statistics

October 2017

Table 3, Accidents Involving Canadian-Registered Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing Aircraft By Type of Operation
  October Year to date (October)
2017 2016 2012-2016 average 2017 2016 2012-2016 average
Number of accidents by operation type 12 19 16 175 176 197
Aeroplane accidents 10 17 13 150 155 168
Training 1 2 1 26 19 20
Pleasure/Travel 7 10 8 80 104 105
Business 0 1 0 1 3 3
Forest fire management 0 0 0 0 1 2
Test/Demonstration/Ferry 0 0 1 3 2 3
Aerial application 0 0 0 6 6 5
Inspection 0 0 0 1 0 0
Air transport 1 3 2 22 13 19
Air ambulance 1 1 0 1 2 1
Sightseeing 0 0 0 1 0 2
Other/Unknown 0 0 1 9 6 9
Helicopter accidents 2 2 3 25 21 29
Training 1 0 0 5 1 2
Pleasure/Travel 0 0 1 4 8 6
Business 0 0 0 0 0 1
Forest fire management 0 0 0 2 0 1
Test/Demonstration/Ferry 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aerial application 0 0 0 3 1 2
Inspection 0 0 0 0 0 1
Air transport 0 1 1 3 5 9
Air ambulance 0 0 0 1 0 0
Sightseeing 0 0 0 1 0 0
Other/Unknown 1 1 0 6 6 6
Number of fatal accidents by operation type 2 4 3 15 22 21
Training 1 1 0 3 1 1
Pleasure/Travel 0 2 1 6 15 11
Business 0 1 0 0 1 1
Forest fire management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Test/Demonstration/Ferry 0 0 0 0 1 1
Aerial application 0 0 0 1 2 1
Inspection 0 0 0 0 0 0
Air transport 0 0 0 1 1 3
Air ambulance 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sightseeing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other/Unknown 1 0 1 4 1 2
Fatalities 3 9 5 23 31 35
Serious injuries 4 6 2 20 15 21
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 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.