Aviation Safety Network

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Aviation Safety Network ( ASN , English for Flight Safety Network ) is a site on the incidents in the field of civil , military and general aviation can be collected and accessed there for free. At the beginning of 2015, there were around 15,800  accidents , kidnappings and minor incidents in the database . At the beginning of 2019, the number of events listed reached more than 20,000. The website has no official status, but is operated privately and independently; it is visited by around 50,000 people every week.


Aviation Safety Network was founded in 1996 by the Dutchman Harro Ranter as Aviation Safety Web Pages and went online in January of the same year. Harro Ranter published a book in the Netherlands as early as 1985, which contained 1,000 aviation incidents. In 1999 the name was changed to Aviation Safety Network . Since then, the network has been operated as a joint project between a number of editors and numerous other people who contribute data.

The main database contains incidents of:

Aviation Safety Network is financed, among other things, through donations . Advertising space has not yet been sold.

ASN Aviation Safety WikiBase

While the database of the Aviation Safety Network can only be edited by the editors there, the ASN Aviation Safety WikiBase also provides other editors with a database for accidents etc.

In contrast to the content of the main database (see above), the WikiBase only contains other aircraft groups. It refers to

However, these edits are checked by the ASN team and must be activated by them in each individual case in order to prevent misuse. The activation is confirmed by email to the processor. ASN and the Flight Safety Foundation accept no responsibility for this content.

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