The NTSB has introduced an interactive graphic tool enabling researchers to visualize data about general aviation (GA) accident investigations over a 10-year period. The general aviation accident dashboard provides summary statistics, investigative findings, and safety recommendations for 12,368 completed and ongoing GA accident investigations from 2012 through 2021.
Dashboard users can obtain accident reports and statistics by selecting filters for year of accident, location, phase of flight, defining event (such as CFIT or runway excursion), and type of flight, including selections for accidents involving personal and business aircraft and corporate/executive aircraft. There are also preset filters for commonly sought-after findings such as those dealing with aircraft control, engine issues, and weather.
The dashboard contains a spreadsheet that lists the finished accident investigations and those for which a preliminary report has been published over the 10-year span, showing report number, date and location of occurrence, aircraft make and model, level of injuries, the extent of aircraft damage, phase of flight, and circumstances. Also shown are recommendations that evolved from the investigations and the probable cause/factors of concluded investigations.
Data is covered for accidents involving GA aircraft flown under FAR Parts 91, 133, and 137, but not Part 135 air-taxi operations.