I'm looking for a simple way to get NTSB safety statistics for different makes/models of aircraft so I can answer questions like:

  • How does the Diamond Aircraft safety record compare to general aviation over the last 5 years? All time?

  • How does does the Diamond Aircraft DA42 safety record compare to general aviation?

  • What were the (statistically significant) safest aircrafts in general aviation over the prior 5 years? What were the safest jets?

These are examples of questions. I'm mostly wondering if there is a tool or website out there that can help you answer these sorts of questions, or help visualize the NTSB data.



You can search the NTSB's accident database here:


Results can be filtered by date, aircraft type, location, etc.

Another good reference source would be the General Aviation Manufacturer's Association.


Their annual report publishes accident data on general aviation aircraft. The organization may be contacted for further information on this subject.


  • $\begingroup$ Thx for the response! It doesn't look like the NTSB site gives you statistics on the accident rates through that query engine, just a list of accidents? I believe it could be calculated by doing the work in excel, but I was hoping someone had taken the time to generate some more accessible data visualization from it. $\endgroup$ – Brian Armstrong Apr 21 '17 at 3:43
  • $\begingroup$ You might try here as well aviation-safety.net/wikibase/dblist.php?AcType=DA42 $\endgroup$ – Carlo Felicione Apr 21 '17 at 5:11

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