Fatal Occurrences Instructions
SafeSkies maintains a database of fatal occurrences that have taken place in Canada involving Canadian registered aircraft since the Aviation Safety Round Table of April 21, 2009.
You can view this in four ways:
- as a map showing the location of each occurrence
- as a table listing basic details of each occurrence
- as a list of pages that describe each occurrence
- as topics associated with fatal occurrences.
Using the map
This allows you to see all fatal occurrences marked on a map of Canada, to zoom in to any area, and to go to the database record. On this map you may:
- click on any marker to see more details, including a link to the database record
- 'click and drag' to move the map using the mouse
- use the controls in top left corner to zoom in and out and to move the map
- use the controls at the top right to select different views: standard map, satellite, hybrid or terrain.
Using the map legend
Click on any marker to show all records in that sector:
|Sectors: Commercial Business Private Training Other All sectors|
|Topics: 703 air taxi operations | 702 aerial work operations | Floats | Helicopter | Ultra-light|
Using the table
On the fatal occurrences table page you may:
- click on an entry in the Date column to go to the complete database record
- click on an entry in the CADORS column to go to the CADORS database on Transport Canada's website. To find a specific record in this database, enter the CADORS number into the search form and click on the 'Search' button
- in the TSB column there are links wherever a Transportation Safety Board report exists. Click on the link to see the report on the TSB website
- see the current total number of occurrences and fatalities (at the bottom of the table).
Using the list
This allows you to see a list of all fatal occurrences with basic information visible, as well as the topics associated with each.
- to see the complete record, click on the title or the 'read more...' link
- on the 'Topics' line just under each title, you may see other topics such as Rotary wing. Click on this link to list all records tagged with this topic.
For each fatal occurrence the following information is recorded in the database:
- Date: Year/Month/Day of the occurrence
- Location: Location of the occurrence
- Province: Province of the occurrence
- Fatalities: Number of Fatalities
- Injuries: Number of Injuries
- CADORS: CADORS occurrence number
- TSB: Transportation Safety Board Occurrence number (This field links to TSB reports if/when they are published)
- TSB O/C: Transportation Safety Board classification, which can be 1 to 5. The higher the number the less effort is put into investigating the occurrence. See TSB's Occurrence Classification Policy
- Working: This field indicates whether or not the pilot, or any passengers, are believed to have been working at the time of the occurrence
- News: Wherever possible, links to an original english news source are provided. In some cases, a Google translation is provided with a link to the original french news source.
- Location: The coordinates are recorded, allowing each occurrence to be shown on maps.