ATSB National Aviation Occurrence Database

This database allows you to search for accidents and incidents that have been reported to the ATSB since 1 July 2003. You can search the database using a time period, location, type of occurrence (i.e. what happened), and type of aircraft.

We regularly add new reported occurrences to ensure the database is up to date. However, depending on workload and volume of reports it may take around one month to verify and include new occurrences.

ATSB data is collected through the mandatory occurrence reporting requirements of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 and associated Regulations from the aviation industry. It is provided publically as a result of the cooperative efforts between the ATSB and the aviation industry as a whole.

The ATSB accepts no liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person or corporation resulting from the use of these statistics.

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Not all notifications reported to the ATSB are classified as incidents, serious incidents or accidents. Those that are deemed to not be a transport safety matter are classified as ‘events’. Events are not included in this database.

Notifications that do not relate to aircraft safety are coded as events (such as cabin injuries not related to the operation of the aircraft, and airport infrastructure, navigation aids and air traffic control facilities failures that do not directly involve an aircraft). In addition, notifications of the following types of notifications when they occur without any other occurrence type event are generally coded as events:

  • consequential events (diversion / return, fuel dump / burn off, missed approach / go-around)
  • operational non-compliance with air traffic control verbal or published instruction
  • airspace infringement
  • breakdown of co-ordination between air navigation service providers.

Prior to October 2014, the ATSB online aviation occurrence database did include operational non-compliance, airspace infringement and breakdown of co-ordination notifications as incidents.


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