I am not talking the typical breakdown such as Pilot/Mechanical/Other, but rather, more specific things such as, engine failure, Stall/Spin on approach, controlled flight into terrain... etc

  • 3
    $\begingroup$ The closest thing I can think of is the Nall report - I'm not sure if that's the level of granularity you're looking for though... $\endgroup$
    – voretaq7
    Oct 20, 2014 at 4:50
  • $\begingroup$ @raptortech97 I think you are looking for avherald.com but that doesn't include all reports for various reasons $\endgroup$ Oct 20, 2014 at 9:44
  • $\begingroup$ @voretaq7 - This is great information about the conditions and type of flight, but I still don't see the cause on there anywhere. $\endgroup$
    – David
    Oct 20, 2014 at 13:36
  • $\begingroup$ Out of interest what do you want the information for? $\endgroup$
    – GdD
    Oct 20, 2014 at 15:57
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ @David - I suspect the hard part of designing an LSA which compensates for pilot mistakes won't be when the pilot tries to do the right thing and fails, it will be compensating for when the pilot tries to do the wrong thing, and succeeds. $\endgroup$
    – Steve V.
    Oct 20, 2014 at 23:09

1 Answer 1


There's a book called "The Killing Zone - How and Why Pilots Die" by Paul A. Craig which has a great deal of statistical work in it around aircraft accidents which may be useful to you. It's an alarming title which might make you think it's some sort of sky is falling mentality, but it's actually very sensible, statistics-based information about aviation accidents.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.