Aviation Safety Network
The Aviation Safety Network (ASN) is a website
A website, also written as Web site, web site, or simply site, is a collection of related web pages containing images, videos or other digital assets. A website is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via a network such as the Internet or a private local area network through an Internet...

 that keeps track of airline
An airline provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight. Airlines lease or own their aircraft with which to supply these services and may form partnerships or alliances with other airlines for mutual benefit...

 accidents, incidents
Aviation accidents and incidents
An aviation accident is defined in the Convention on International Civil Aviation Annex 13 as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, in which a...

 and hijackings
Aircraft hijacking
Aircraft hijacking is the unlawful seizure of an aircraft by an individual or a group. In most cases, the pilot is forced to fly according to the orders of the hijackers. Occasionally, however, the hijackers have flown the aircraft themselves, such as the September 11 attacks of 2001...

. Their database contains details of over 10,700 reports, and receives approximately 50,000 unique visitors each week.


ASN was founded by Harro Ranter in 1996 as "Aviation Safety Web Pages".
Fabian Lujan offered to Harro Ranter in 1999 to rename and relocate the website. After that it was renamed the Aviation Safety Network (ASN).
ASN currently does not run any advertisements on their pages, and therefore it relies strictly on donations to keep the operation of their website going.
2006 was their tenth year of operation.
ASN has been recognized by many aviation safety bureaus as a reliable source of information through the years. ASN's unique visitors were expected to be around 50 million in 2006.


ASN's mission is to provide everyone with accurate, up-to-date information regarding airline accidents and safety issues. In addition to an extensive database and statistics, there is also a large photo section showing pictures of accidents.

External links

The source of this article is wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.