Accident Analysis

ASF Accident Database Search - Help

Search Element Description
Date Range Accident reports dating from January 1, 1983 to present are included. To limit your search to a specific date, enter that date in both date boxes.
Aircraft Tail Number This is the aircraft registration. You must include the country prefix (i.e. 'N' for the United States). By entering only a partial tail number, there may be multiple records returned.
Build Type Includes four categories - all, factory built, homebuilt, and ultralights. Note: The builder can rename Homebuilt aircraft kits. For example, an RV6 can be renamed the Smith 200 (typically the builder's name). Data results for a particular make/model combination may not be complete.
Manufacturer (Make) Aircraft manufacturers are listed with major manufacturers first and alphabetically thereafter. This list is dependent upon what is selected in BUILD TYPE.
Model A list of models for a specific make of aircraft. ALL MODELS is the default setting.
State Contains all 50 states, U.S territories and possessions, some foreign countries, and some bodies of water. In some cases the NTSB will not list a state if the aircraft crashed in a nearby body of water. Default includes all geographical locations.
Injury Index The injury index categorizes the accident by type of injury involved:
  • Fatal - One that results in death within 30 days of the accident
  • Serious - One that 1) Requires hospitalization for more than 48 hours, commencing within seven days from the date the injury was received; 2) Results in a fracture of any bone (except simple fractures of fingers, toes, or nose); 3) Involves lacerations that cause severe hemorrhages, nerve, muscle, or tendon damage; 4) Involves injury to any internal organ or 5) Involves second or third-degree burns, or any burns affecting more than five percent of body surface.
  • Minor - One that does not qualify as fatal or serious.
  • None - One that does not result in any injury.
Type of Flight Contains categories used to classify flights by type of operation. The most common categories include Personal, Instructional, Business, and Executive/Corporate and are listed first.

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