Revised 2006 Oct 26 - last update 2012 nov 8
The HPAC Accident Review and Safety Committee is comprised of twelve members. The HPAC Safety Committee Chair, the Chair of the Instructors Advisory Council, Transport Canada, FAI/CIVL and Competition Safety Representatives. The other seven Provincial Safety Representatives (PSR's) cover various Provinces within Canada.
This Committee's purpose is to investigate accidents, review reports and promote safety.
Accidents and Incidents are investigated in order to prevent a recurrence.
The Act and Regulations Transportation Safety Board of Canada (CTAISB Act YXC-1989-3) state: 30 (2) "A statement is privileged, and no person, including any person to whom access is provided under this section, shall knowingly communicate it or permit it to be communicated to any person except as provided by this Act or as authorized in writing by the person who made the statement."
All reports are considered confidential, and membership in this committee implicitly brings an acceptance of these terms.
The HPAC Accident Report form has evolved markedly over the years, and its emphasis on confidentiality has had a significant impact on the number of reports which are filed each year. Reports will be Published without identifying the pilot.
Pilots are reminded that under Canadian Regulations, it is mandatory to file Accident Reports (Incident reports are optional but encouraged.) Transport Canada accepts the HPAC's annual report in lieu of having our pilots file directly to the Aviation Safety Review Board.
Let us know if you have any safety, accident or statistical questions. With some 2000 reports on record, the HPAC Accident database can provide answers to a wide range of questions.
Please direct any questions or concerns to your respective PSR's.
Should you wish to contact the entire Safety Committee, email us at:
To report an accident or incident you have witnessed, email us at: