Aircraft Mishap Historical Information


Depending on the information desired, if you are a DoN employee and require aircraft mishap information solely for DoN safety purposes then you can first contact either the specific aircraft analyst or the Aviation Data Division at the Naval Safety Center.

If not a DoN employee and desiring information for other than DoN safety purposes:

For mishaps 1 Jan 1973 to present: For FOIA requests follow directions at this link

For mishaps 1972 and earlier: Records have been archived with the Naval Historical Center, Naval Aviation History Branch in Washington, D.C. Follow the link at

Note: Some older mishap records may require FOIA requests. If your request meets that need, follow the directions at the  Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) page.

Contact Info: 757-444-3520 Ext: 7813 | POC:
Last Reviewed February 26, 2013