ASI's accident database includes ONLY accidents involving AIRCRAFT WEIGHING 12,500 POUNDS OR LESS, dating back to 1983.
ASI acknowledges the technical assistance of the NTSB, the FAA, and the generous donation of AOPA Hat in the Ring member Mike Lazar, and the Emil Buehler Trust, which made this online database possible. ASI programs are primarily funded by tax-deductible donations from pilots like you. Click here if you want to make a contribution to GA safety.
Every flight is different … but GA accidents follow well-worn patterns. Whether heedless, hapless, or simply clueless, pilots keep falling into the same traps. ASI's Interactive Accident Map lets you find the locations and details of recent accidents that fit those classic patterns.
This annual safety report presents an overview of the previous year's general aviation accident statistics, including trends and contributing factors.
Bimonthly accident reports featured in the AOPA ePilot newsletter.
Here you can find a series of studies derived from accident reports in the ASI accident database. Each study is based on analysis of accidents related by a specific topic.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.