Finding Aircraft Accident Reports
The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by U.S. Congress. One of its major missions is to investigate civil aviation accidents in the United States and to provide safety recommendations. Since its establishment in 1967, NTSB has investigated more than 110,000 aviation accidents. The Aircraft Accident Report series is the agency's key publication. As a Federal Depository Library, Kent State's Government Documents Unit holds a large number of titles in the Aircraft Accident Report series; they are in both print and microfiche versions. The most currentinformation on aircraft accidents as well as archive data are also available on a few web sites.
Print Reports: 1969-1981
Microfiche titles: 1984-1994
These reports can be located by searching the following access points:
- SuDoc number "TD 1.112:"
Subject headings. A couple of subject headings are used for the Aircraft Accident Report titles
a. Aircraft accidents-- geographical location (country, state, city, etc.)
Example: "Aircraft accidents--Georgia—Atlanta"
b. Aeronautics-- geographical location -- Accidents -- year
Example: "Aeronautics—Wyoming -- Cheyenne -- Accidents --1979
c. Plane name -- Accident
Example: "Boeing 727 -- Accident"
You can use any word relevant to the accident (words in title, airline name, aircraft name, aircraft accident, aeronautics, etc.) to search for the report.