How to Get Information on Aircraft Incidents – Episode 130
Ever wonder how to get details on aviation accidents? You may be surprised to learn that many incidents don’t get added to the NTSB online database.
The Flight Safety Detectives share how they find aviation incident information, from basic Google searches to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
“Most people don’t realize that many accidents are investigated by the FAA, not the NTSB,” John says. “And there are many databases out there that can have information.”
The example of wing strike incident with a rental aircraft used by Todd is used to show the steps that can be taken to get information.
John and Todd encourage anyone with interest in a particular incident or aviation in general to explore the information available. Knowledge is power and is the basis for the aviation safety improvements.
The episode also covers the many career opportunities related to aviation, in the air and on the ground.
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