NICAR

Data Library: Transportation

NICAR offers numerous datasets to help you investigate transportation safety on land, sea and air. Among them, records on fatal accidents, hazardous material transport, airplane incidents, and boating accidents.

  • Boating Accidents

    The 2013 U.S. Recreational Boat Accident Database consists of four relational tables containing data on recreational boating accidents that resulted in death or injury requiring more than first aid. Accidents involving vessel loss, vessel damage of more than $2,000 or disappearance of a person under circumstances that indicate death or ...

  • Boat Registration

    This dataset, part of the Marine Information Safety and Law Enforcement System (MISLE), and Vessel Documentation System (VDS) databases, documents registration and ownership information of commercial and recreational vessels. It includes two datasets: one that includes only currently registered commercial vessels and large recreational boats; the other that includes all ...

  • DOT Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)

    The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database consist of three relational tables, containing data on automobile accidents on public U.S. roads that resulted in the death of one or more people within 30 days of the accident. Truck and trailer accidents are also included.

    For the current update, NICAR used ...

  • DOT Truck Accidents

    The Truck Accidents database consists of accidents that involve commercial vehicles that weigh more than 10,000 pounds, as reported by state transportation agencies. Each state submits a report to the U.S. DOT that consists of all accident reports the state has gathered from local and state law enforcement agencies. The ...

  • DOT Truck Census

    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Truck Census File contains records on each company that has commercial interstate vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds. This group includes buses, semis and shippers of hazardous materials. The data does not give specific details about individual trucks.

    A word of caution:

    The Truck Census ...

  • DOT Truck Inspections

    This purchase is for 2008 inspection records only. The Truck Inspections database contains data from state and federal truck inspections involving motor carriers as well as shippers and transporters of hazardous materials operating in the United States. Federal and state field enforcement staff perform interstate and intrastate inspections. Severe violations of ...

  • FAA Accidents & Incidents

    This dataset consists of information on aviation accidents and incidents reported to the Federal Aviation Administration. NICAR has records for accidents occurring between 1973 to March 2014.

    NICAR provides the data in two ways: As a one-time purchase or by one-year subscription, (updated weekly).

    The database goes beyond the NTSB ...

  • FAA Aircraft Registry

    The Aircraft Registration Database, which is maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration Civil Aviation Registry, contains information on more than 300,000 registered aircraft, including all aircraft owned by individuals, businesses and government in the United States. Resident aliens may also register planes in the U.S., as long as they are ...

  • FAA Airmen Directory

    The FAA Airmen Directory is a listing of pilots and other airmen and their certified ratings. Non-pilot airmen include mechanics, repairmen, parachute riggers, ground instructors, dispatchers, flight navigators and flight engineers.

    The data only lists those pilots who did not opt to have their information withheld under the Wendell ...

  • FAA Enforcements

    The Federal Aviation Administration Enforcement Information System (EIS) database contains current and historical data on FAA enforcement actions against airlines, pilots, mechanics and their designees. The data include enforcement actions from 1999 to August 2008.

    All types of planes are included: passenger jets, cargo planes, helicopters, corporate/executive planes, military aircraft ...

  • FAA Service Difficulty Reports

    Service Difficulty Reports (SDR) consist of maintenance incidents collected by the FAA for the purpose of tracking repair problems with private, commercial and military aircraft and aircraft componentry. They are largely self-reported by the aircraft owners. The data is reported by tail number and aircraft serial number, so it is ...

  • Hazardous Materials

    The HAZMAT database contains the incident reports of unintentional releases of hazardous materials for all modes of transportation (air, highway, railway, and water). The Hazardous Materials Incident Report Subsystem is maintained by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in the Department of Transportation.

    The Hazardous Materials Incident Reports were ...

  • NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System

    The Aviation Safety Reporting System database consists of anonymous reports about air safety. Anyone is eligible to file an ASRS report, including air traffic controllers, pilots, flight attendants and passengers. Pilots appear to be among the most frequent filers. All reports are submitted to NASA and entered into the database, ...

  • NHTSA Vehicle Recalls and Complaints

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recalls and complaints database is broken down into a series of tables that can be cross- referenced. This data set includes records from 1977 through April 2007. Records for earlier years are incomplete.

    In early 2000, NHTSA changed this database significantly from previous years, ...