Transport Airplane Accident Library
This library section includes lessons learned from commercial passenger and cargo aircraft accidents from around the world. With commercial aviation expanding in nearly every area, continuous learning of key safety knowledge is becoming increasingly important. For example, in 2015 international scheduled passenger airline flights totaled more than 37 million operations, transporting three billion passengers. Despite these unprecedented levels of usage, international aviation safety has steadily improved in nearly every area.
This transport airplane accident collection includes modules that contain valuable lessons gleaned from nearly 70 years of commercial aviation. While extensive accident information is available from a variety of sources, this library synthesizes and summarizes some of the most "safety-shaping" large commercial transport airplane accidents, making key knowledge available to a wide aviation safety community.
Total number of modules: 95
Arrangement of the library
Three different "perspectives" are used to arrange the accidents in this library and illustrate the complex interrelationship of accident causes. Each accident also contains at least one high level lesson related to a threat element, and at least one lesson related to a theme element. View each of these perspectives and their related elements by exploring the areas below.