Aviation Safety Network

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Aviation Safety Network
Type of site
Available inEnglish, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
OwnerFlight Safety Foundation
Created byHarro Ranter, Fabian Lujan[1]
LaunchedJanuary 1996; 26 years ago (1996-01)
Current statusActive

The Aviation Safety Network (ASN) is a website of the Flight Safety Foundation that keeps track of aviation accidents, incidents, and hijackings. Their database contains details of over 23,000 reports (2022). The ASN includes an aviation database with aviation investigations, news, photos, and statistics.[1] It covers airliners, military transport planes and corporate jets. The website has 9900 subscribers and receives about 50,000 visitors per week.[2]

ASN consists of three accident/incident databases:

  • ASN Accident Database: Contains over 23,000 airliner reports (aircraft originally certified to carry 12 or more passengers) as well as military transport and corporate jet accidents dating back to 1919.
  • ASN Wikibase: Contains descriptions of over 258,000 accidents and incidents pertaining to light aircraft, military, helicopters, gyroplanes, gliders, hot air balloons and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). It is updated regularly by a large user community.
  • ASN Drone Database: Contains over 15,000 unmanned aircraft or drone sightings and incidents.[2]


ASN was founded in January 1996 by Harro Ranter, who currently serves as Director and Fabian I. Lujan who manages the website's operations. Harro started gathering information about aircraft accidents since 1983 and wrote a book covering over 1000 accidents in the summer of 1985. Lujan joined the Aviation Safety Web Pages in August 1998.[2]

See also[edit]

  • SAFO, Safety Alert for Operators


  1. ^ a b "About ASN". Aviation Safety Network. Archived from the original on 23 April 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Ranter, Harro. "Aviation Safety Network > About ASN". aviation-safety.net.

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