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AviationCrashMap integrates data from a variety of sources to provide accurate maps and the critical details that you need to identify sites in your area. All data is currently sourced from the NTSB aviation accident database (only fatal accidents are included in my map, though), and from the CAP wreckage database- see below for details.
How accurate is the data?
Many people ask me for specific details on the accuracy of the geographic locations provided. While I can't verify (or even vouch for!) the accuracy of any of the data, I believe the data to be roughly correct. All data falls into one of these classes:
- Nearest city: Identified with a yellow marker on the map, these crash locations are simply the city nearest the crash site. This is the accuracy specified in almost all of the NTSB reported data.
- Exact: From several sources, the position is specified as an exact latitude / longitude. However, the location is often off up to a mile or two, and sometimes there are transcription errors placing the marker miles off. (This is why there is often a crash site labeled to be in one state, but appears on the map in another state). These are specified with green markers on the map.
- User supplied: In the future, I will be adding exact coordinates provided by users. These will use blue markers, and should be a position accurate to within 100m.
Blue markers are still not implemented, and will be inserted when I have time.
I can't find my state? When will it be included?
The only missing state that I know of at this point is California. If you have found another state that is missing, please email me.
Data outside the United States is unlikely to make it to this website any time soon. From what I have found so far, the NTSB is the only reliable source of crash information with a consistent format that has locations, dates and aircraft types. If you find a source of this information, feel free to contact me and I will review it.
I found some data that is wrong! I found some data that is not on your site!Please email me new data and corrections- I will try to eventually incorporate this into the site. I am quite busy with other projects, so it may be a long time (possibly months) before the data is published on the site.
Is this all the data there is? Where else can I look?I don't have all the data that some other sites have access to- I just present things in a new way. Here are a few other places you might look for information about aircraft crashes if you are doing research: Here are a few sources of information that you may find useful in your quest:
- The NTSB incident database contains many details on all Federally investigated incidents. Accident reports will often provide critical details needed to find a site.
- The United States Air Force Air Combat Command has released a document detailing accidents visible from the air (.doc). This document provides exact coordinates often unavailable elsewhere.
- 2000-2010 Air Force incidents resulting in loss of life or aircraft.
- AviationSafetyNetwork's index of accidents. This is probably the most complete list of air crash data that exists.