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Databases (return to top)

ASASA Digital Library

The Digital Library includes electronic copies of U.S. and international accident investigation reports. When browsing the accident reports by location, the top level list of countries indicates the country of the reporting investigative agency, rather than the location of the accident. For example, click on "United States" in the top level list and then "Afghanistan" in the next level to locate a report on a 2004 accident that occurred in Afghanistan but was investigated by the NTSB. (1908-present)

NTSB Accident Database and Synopses

Information on civil aviation accidents (and selected incidents) occurring within the United States, its territories and possessions, and in international waters. Limited information on accidents occurring elsewhere may also be available. Search the database or browse by date. (1962-present)

FAA Preliminary Accident and Incident Data

Access to preliminary data received by the FAA's Office of Accident Investigation during the last 10 business days. (Most recent accidents/incidents only)

U.S. Department of Transportation Special Collections

Historical reports of accidents in the United States, as well as accidents of U.S. air carriers occurring elsewhere. Select "Historical Aircraft Accident Reports (1934-1965)," then browse by year or select "Search"(in the left-hand menu) to find reports by keyword, location, carrier, accident date, or report date. (1934-1965)

AOPA Air Safety Institute's Accident Database

Information on accidents involving aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or less. (1983-present)

Aviation Safety Network (ASN)

Detailed descriptions of airliner, military transport category aircraft, and corporate jet aircraft safety occurrences including accidents, incidents, and hijackings from around the world. (1943-present)

A companion to the official ASN Aviation Safety Database, the Aviation Safety WikiBase contains user-entered information on accidents not included in the main database. These entries have not been verified for accuracy or completeness and, as with any wiki, should not be used as an authoritative source. (1905-present)

FAA Accident/Incident Data System (AIDS)

Information on civil aviation incidents (events that do not meet the damage or injury severity thresholds to be categorized as an accident). New users should read the Learn about AIDS page for more information about the database. Part of the FAA's ASIAS System. (1978-present)

Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) Database

Narratives of aviation safety incident/situation reports from pilots, controllers, mechanics, flight attendants, dispatchers, and others submitted to the reporting system administered by NASA. Also available are database report sets providing samplings of reports related to specific topics of interest such as fatigue, runway incursions, flight training, etc. (1988-present)

Transport Canada Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS)

Preliminary information on aviation occurrences involving Canadian-registered aircraft, as well as events involving foreign-registered aircraft occurring at Canadian airports and airspace or in international airspace for which Canada has responsibility. (1993-present)

PlaneCrashInfo.com

The database contains information on civil and commercial aviation accidents; cargo, positioning, ferry, and test flights; helicopter; airship; and military transport accidents. (1908-present)

AirSafe.com

Information on accidents involving passenger airliners, including accidents by region/airline, fatal accidents by aircraft model, recent accidents, and recent U.S. accidents. (1970-present)

SafeSkies

Database of fatal accidents to Canadian-registered aircraft in Canada. (2009-present)

Accident Reports (return to top)

United States: National Transportation Safety Board

Reports of accidents within the United States and accidents of U.S.-registered aircraft elsewhere if investigated by the NTSB. (occurrence dates 1991-present; reports dated 1996-present)

United States: Department of Transportation Special Collections

Historical reports of accidents in the United States, as well as accidents of U.S. air carriers occurring elsewhere. Select "Historical Aircraft Accident Reports (1934-1965)," then browse by year or select "Search" (in the left-hand menu) to find reports by keyword, location, carrier, accident date, or report date. (occurrence dates 1934-1965; reports dated 1935-1967)

Australia: Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Reports of accidents and incidents within Australia. Click on the investigation number to see an accident summary which includes a link to the preliminary or final accident report if one is available. (occurrence dates 1968-present; reports dated 1969-present)

Canada: Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Reports of accidents in Canada. (occurrence dates 1990-present; reports dated 1994-present)

Czech Republic: Air Accidents Investigation Institute (Ústav pro odborné zjišťování příčin leteckých nehod)

Selected reports of accidents in the Czech Republic are available in English. Use the menu on the left to browse reports by year. (occurrence dates 2004-present; reports dated [2004]-present)

Finland: Accident Investigation Board of Finland (Onnettomuustutkintakeskus)

Reports of accidents and incidents within Finland. Use the links on the left-hand side to browse reports by year. Only major reports have been translated into English. Reports that are available only in Finnish include an English summary; see the Finnish language site for the full list of reports (browse by year using the links on the left; within the PDF report, search for "summary" to quickly locate the English summary). (occurrence dates 1994-present; reports dated 1996-present)

Germany: Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung)

English language translations of selected reports of accidents in Germany. (occurrence dates 1995-present; reports dated 1996-present)

Hong Kong: Accident Investigation Division

Reports of accidents in Hong Kong. (occurrence dates 1999-present; reports dated 2004-present)

India: Directorate General of Civil Aviation

Annual accident summaries (1960-2009) and accident/incident reports (occurrence dates 2007-present). The link defaults to the annual accident summaries. To view the list of accident and incident reports, select "Reports" under "Accident Summaries/Reports" in the menu on the left. (Incidents and accidents are listed separately on the Reports page; scroll down to find the list of accident reports following the incidents list.) (occurrence dates 2007-present)

Indonesia: National Transportation Safety Committee

Reports of accidents in Indonesia. Select "Accident Reports" in the left-hand menu. Brief summaries of accidents occurring in 1988-2003 are also available; select "Statistics" in the left-hand menu, then "Aircraft Accident/Incident Database 1988-2003." (occurrence dates 1997-present; reports dated 2000-present)

Ireland: Air Accident Investigation Unit

Reports of accidents and incidents within Ireland, as well as, in certain cases, accidents occurring abroad which involve Irish registered aircraft. (occurrence dates 1953-present (bulk 1996-present); reports dated 1998-present)

Italy: Air Safety Board (Agenzia nazionale per la sicurezza del volo)

English language translations of selected accident reports. (occurrence dates 2001-2005; reports dated 2002-2008)

Japan: Japan Transport Safety Board

Reports of accidents and incidents occurring in Japan. (occurrence dates 1985-present; reports dated 1987-present)

Maldives: Accident Investigation Coordination Committee

Reports of accidents in Maldives. (occurrence dates 2001-present; reports dated [2001]-present)

The Netherlands: Dutch Safety Board (De Onderzoeksraad Voor Veiligheid)

Reports and summaries of accidents occurring in the Netherlands. (occurrence dates 1994-present; reports dated 1999-present)

New Zealand: Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand

Reports of accidents in New Zealand investigated by the CAA (some occurrences are investigated by the TAIC, see below). The Safety Reports section includes reports on fatal accidents, as well as briefs of accidents and incidents. Also available are weekly reports which provide preliminary information on recent accidents. (occurrence dates 1998-present; reports dated 1998-present)

New Zealand: Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Information on accidents and incidents within New Zealand. (occurrence dates 1988-present; reports dated 1990-present)

Norway: Accident Investigation Board Norway (Statens Havarikommisjon for Transport)

Selected reports of accidents in Norway are available in English; additional reports are available in Norwegian with an English summary. (occurrence dates 1987-present; reports dated 1989-present)

Portugal: Gabinete de Prevenção e Investigação de Acidentes com Aeronaves

English translations are available for selected reports and information notices. The reports are organized by occurrence date. In the menu on the left, select "Investigação de Acidentes e Incidentes" Go to the most recent year (listed by date, e.g., "Relatórios 2014") or earlier years ("Relatórios Anteriores"), then browse or search "report" and/or "notice" to locate reports available in English. (English language reports are available for selected occurrences dated 2001-present; reports dated 2004-present. Portuguese reports available for occurrence dates 1958-present; reports dated 1959-present)

Singapore: Air Accident Investigation Bureau of Singapore

Reports of accidents and incidents occurring in Singapore. (occurrence dates 2000-present; reports dated 2003-present)

South Africa: South African Civil Aviation Authority

Reports of accidents and incidents within South Africa. From the CAA home page, use the links on the left (Accidents and Incidents>Aircraft Accident Reports). Also available are occurrence reports and graphs (2008-present) which provide summary information on accidents and incidents by month. (occurrence dates 1997-present; a few earlier reports are also available)

Sri Lanka: Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka

Reports of accidents and incidents in Sri Lanka, as well reports about occurrences elsewhere involving Sri Lankan aircraft. (occurrence dates 1974-2012)

Sweden: Swedish Accident Investigation Board

Reports on accidents and incidents in Sweden. English language translations are available for those occurrences involving commercial aviation, investigations of interest to foreign parties, or if the report has significance for safety issues. The report on the 1991 Gottröra accident is also available on this site (use the link in the menu on the left). To find reports from 1997 to the present, use the "search" link on the upper right to go to the search engine; select aviation as the category. (occurrence dates 1996-present; reports dated 1997-present)

Switzerland: Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau

Reports on accidents and incidents in Switzerland as well as some reports on accidents occurring elsewhere which involve Swiss-registered aircraft. English-language reports include reports from the Swiss AAIB and Federal Aircraft Accident Board as well as from non-Swiss investigative agencies. For a list of all reports, click on "Search" without filling in any search criteria. Only some reports are available in English. The report title (in the "links" column on the far right) is in the language of the report, so look for English titles ("Final Report," "Investigation Report," etc.) to locate reports available in English. (occurrence dates 1991-present; reports dated 1991-present)

Taiwan: Aviation Safety Council

Information on accidents and incidents in Taiwan. (occurrence dates 1999-present; reports dated 2000-present)

United Kingdom: Air Accidents Investigation Branch

Reports of accidents within the United Kingdom. There may be some delay in the addition of new reports to the comprehensive list; see the most recent reports here. (occurrence dates 1967-present; reports dated 1971-present)

United States: see above

Statistics (return to top)

Business Aviation

Business Aviation Safety Brief: This annual publication provides a summary of global accident statistics in business aviation for a 5-year period. From the International Business Aviation Council.

Commercial Jets

Statistical Summary of Commercial Jet Airplane Accidents. Worldwide Operations. 1959-2012 (from Boeing)

General Aviation

General Aviation Statistical Databook and Industry Outlook: This annual publication includes statistics on general aviation accidents (number of accidents and hours flown) back to 1938. From the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

Joseph T. Nall Report: An annual review of general aviation aircraft accidents from the AOPA Air Safety Institute

Helicopters

Safety trends and accident statistics from Helicopter Association International

Specific Countries and Regions

Australia: Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Canada: Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Europe: European Aviation Safety Agency's Annual Safety Review (scroll down the list; the Annual Safety Review is listed after the EASA Annual Report)

Indonesia: National Transportation Safety Committee: Select "Statistics" from the left-hand menu.

United States: NTSB aviation accident statistics

Other Sources for Accident Information (return to top)

AOPA Accident Analysis Special Reports

Reports on general aviation safety and accident topics including general aviation accident trends, the aging GA pilot population, stall/spin accidents, and instructional accidents.

Weather-Related Aviation Accident Study 2003-2007

The number of weather-related accidents from 2003 to 2007 categorized into the following weather events: icing; thunderstorm; turbulence; visibility/ceiling; winds; windshear; precipitation; and other. An earlier review covering 1994 to 2003 is no longer available through the FAA ASIAS site, but is accessible through the Internet Archive (Wayback Machine).

SKYbrary

Information on accidents and serious incidents. Use the filtered browse to narrow results by flight type, flight conditions, event type, etc.

The Aviation Herald

Articles about air transport accidents and incidents from July 2001 to present, as well as commercial aviation safety-related news.

Cockpit Voice Recorder Database

Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre

Information on hull loss accidents.

Photographs of Aviation Accidents (return to top)

Aviation Safety and Security Archives

The archives has thousands of photographs of aviation accidents (primarily general aviation, but also commercial and military), many of which have been scanned and are available on-line through the ASASA Digital Library.

AirDisaster.com

Photographs of accidents from 1951 to present

PlaneCrashInfo.com

Photographs of accidents from 1908 to present

Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives (formerly Aircraft Crashes Record Office)

Photographs may be browsed by year or by aircraft registration number.

Airliners.net

Photographs of accidents and accident aircraft from 1917 to present. Photographs may also be browsed by aircraft type , airline, and country/location. Coverage is not limited to commercial aircraft; general aviation and military aircraft are also included.

 

See the Commonly Used Acronyms page for explanations of acronyms used throughout this site.