About ATSB data

How ATSB data is collected

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. 

Limitations of the data

The data quality and consistency is largely dependent on the details reported to the ATSB. The information in the majority of non-investigated occurrence reports is not subject to verification.
This data is subject to change. The ATSB may need to update and improve the data as it receives additional information and validates the data already received.

ATSB data includes information obtained from all reports that meet the reporting requirements of the Transport Safety Regulations 2003. Not everything reported to the ATSB is classified as an accident or incident and so the data from those reports, while retained by the ATSB, are not included in this dataset.

Disclaimer on data use

The ATSB collects aviation safety data and investigates air safety occurrences for the sole purpose of enhancing aviation safety.  Consequently, the ATSB material is confined to matters of safety significance and may be misleading if used for any other purpose.

The ATSB aims to publish occurrence data as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving reports from industry. However, depending on workload and the volume of reports received, it may take around one month to input the data into the database from when we received the report. If you are seeking data or information on a specific recent occurrence that does not appear in search results, you should contact the ATSB on 1800 020 616.

When using this data, it is important to remember that occurrence data is provided to the ATSB by responsible persons as defined in Part 2.5 of the Transport Safety Regulations (2003). The ATSB accepts no liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person or corporation resulting from the use of this data.


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Last update 30 April 2014