Coverage: 1962 - 2007
The NTSB aviation accident database contains information from 1962 and later about civil aviation accidents and selected incidents within the United States, its territories and possessions, and in international waters. Generally, a preliminary report is available online within a few days of an accident. Factual information is added when available, and when the investigation is completed, the preliminary report is replaced with a final description of the accident and its probable cause. Full narrative descriptions may not be available for dates before 1993, cases under revision, or where NTSB did not have primary investigative responsibility. For cases 2008- present, use the CAROL query.
Coverage: Aviation data available from 1962 to present; Surface mode data available from 2010 to present
CAROL (Case Analysis and Reporting Online) is the NTSB's query tool for investigations, safety recommendations, and docket searches. CAROL includes all recommendations issued by the NTSB.
Coverage: 1992 - present
The final case decisions of the National Transportation Safety Board with regard to an airman, mechanic, or mariner's appeal of action on his or her certificate are found in National Transportation Safety Board Decisions. Cases prior to 1992 can be found in the Hunt Library’s print copy of National Transportation Safety Board Decisions located in the Reference collection. The call number location is Ref KF 2172 .A2 T7, or if you need assistance locating them please contact Ask a Librarian.