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Accidents and Incidents

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This directory contains articles on particular Accidents and Incidents. Almost all are events which have been classified by the investigating agency as requiring an investigation under the national version of the generic procedures described in ICAO Annex 13. The severity of the actual outcome is not the primary qualification for inclusion. Instead, each event has been included because the investigation findings were considered to be illustrative of safety issues which it would be especially useful to make more widely available. The information contained in each summary article on an individual accident or incident is derived from the published Official Investigation Reports which may in each case be found on the SKYbrary bookshelf. A direct link to each Official Report is provided at the end of each summary article. A complete list of events is provided on this page in the order of the ICAO aircraft type code.


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Accidents and incidents can be also be seen plotted on a timeline. However, due to the limited functionality of the timeline (absence of a vertical scroll bar) some of the accident/incident events included in the SKYbrary collection may be not be accessed from the timeline.


Alternatively, events that occurred at a particular airport can can be viewed by accessing the airport article from the Airport map.

Title Convention

Summary article titles are constructed in accordance with the following sequence: Aircraft Type Designator, Occurrence Location, and year of Occurrence.


AGC = Air Ground Communications (including Call Sign Confusion), AI = Airspace Infringement, AW = Airworthiness, BS = Bird Strike, CFIT = Controlled Flight into Terrain, FIRE = Fire (includes post crash fore and non fire source fumes), GND = Ground Operations, HF = Human Factors, LB = Level Bust, LOC = Loss of Control, LOS = Loss of Separation, RE = Runway Excursion, RI = Runway Incursion, WAKE = Wake Turbulence, WX = Weather.

The four primary designators which are outcome-derived (RE RI LOC CFIT) are applied to events where this was a ‘risk of’ as well an actual case. Other outcome-based categories (AI BS LOS LB WAKE) are not used this way and the remaining categories (AW GND HF WX) are contextual.

Statistical Summaries

A number of organisations publish statistics on aviation safety. See Aviation Safety Performance Reports and Statistics for an explanation of terms and links to current publications.

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Pages in category "Accidents and Incidents"

The following 200 pages are in this category, out of 1,264 total.

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