This guide serves as a starting point to help you find information and resources on the subject of Aircraft Accidents. Explore the navigation menu to find books, databases, journals, websites, and more.
This site provides links to several databases dealing with aviation incidents, accidents and safety. Click on the 'Data & Information' tab, then choose from the alphabetical list of databases. Among the list you will find the FAA Accident/Incident Data System (incidents only) and the NTSB Aviation Accident and Incident Data System (both incidents and accidents). Also available are databases such as: Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), Near Midair Collision System (NMACS), NTSB Safety Recommendations to the FAA with FAA Responses, UAS Accident and Incident Preliminary Reports, and World Aircraft Accident Summary (WAAS).
The Accident Investigation Section (AIG) is responsible for developing and updating Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) for inclusion in Annex 13 — Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation; monitoring developments in accident investigation techniques and practices as well as accident prevention matters; monitoring developments in system safety concepts and practices, contributing to the ICAO Global Aviation Safety Plan and the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP); managing safety recommendations addressed to ICAO; conducting and participating in seminars on aircraft accident investigation and prevention.
Information on the accident investigation process from the NTSB. Scroll down to links to the Major Investigations Manual and the NTSB Methodology for Investigating Operator Fatigue in a Transportation Accident.
This library section includes lessons learned from commercial passenger and cargo aircraft accidents from around the world. With commercial aviation expanding in nearly every area, continuous learning of key safety knowledge is becoming increasingly important. For example, in 2015 international scheduled passenger airline flights totaled more than 37 million operations, transporting three billion passengers. Despite these unprecedented levels of usage, international aviation safety has steadily improved in nearly every area.
The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation – railroad, highway, marine and pipeline.
Most of these reports are in PDF format. You must have the Adobe Reader on your machine to view the PDF documents. Click on the desired report to open. Some of these PDF documents were scanned from originals in extremely poor condition. Quality diminishes when printed. (Due to the large size some reports may be slow in opening or downloading.)
The Hunt Library's collection of accident reports and other publications from the NTSB. This page also includes links to CAA and FAA Reports and the ASASA (Aviation Safety and Security Archives) Digital Library.