Accident Analysis

ASI Accident Database

ASI's accident database includes ONLY accidents involving AIRCRAFT WEIGHING 12,500 POUNDS OR LESS, dating back to 1983.

Accident categories:

  • Preliminary: A very brief description with occasional errors and generally limited data. Usually available within 2 weeks.
  • Factual: A more detailed report with the facts: generally about 6 months.
  • Final: Complete report with probable cause assigned at 9-24 months.

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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.

Interactive Accident Maps

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.

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Nall Report

This annual safety report presents an overview of the previous year's general aviation accident statistics, including trends and contributing factors.

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Featured Accidents

Bimonthly accident reports featured in the AOPA ePilot newsletter.

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Special Reports

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.

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