Flight Chain App gives you every NTSB accident report in your pocket for convenient, easy access to help you become a better pilot.

Most aircraft accidents are caused by a chain of events rather than just one error.

By reading accident reports to know how, when and why they happen, you'll learn what not to do.

We were surprised by a flight instructor's observation who, after more than 40 years of flying, was amazed at how many pilots of various experience levels aren't aware of the value of NTSB reports.

We also kept hearing a common theme among pilots: the NTSB website isn't the friendliest to use. Changing pages and navigating through the site can be a hassle, especially on mobile.

Flight Chain App makes your flying life easier by giving you accident info that's quicker to digest, so you have more time to devote to flying. More convenient and less frustrating. For both you and your iOS device.

• Simplifies Reports
Helps you see and understand the accident chain.

• Convenient
NTSB accident reports by month in your pocket for easy access.

• Saves Time
See trends, search and bookmark accidents to review again later.

• "I'm really liking the ability to readily look up accident reports when discussing them with fellow pilots."
• "Graphics and look are modern and has the cool factor."
• "I like the concept, easier than doing it on the web."

• Aircraft buyers & brokers can use it when researching aircraft purchases. Convenient when you're on location and need to look up N-numbers.

Basic features that come with your one-time purchase app download include:

• Review accidents
Look up accidents since 1982 with a simple browse tool to easily review accidents.

• View trends
See trends to view accident causes that occur most.

• Search by detail
Search for accidents by details such as make, model, airport ID and more.

• Read accident rulings
Read NTSB rulings so you can easily review the probable cause.

• Read accident reports
Read complete NTSB reports to understand the history.

• Bookmark accidents
Save accidents to quickly access them again.

• See weather info
View weather data available at the time of the accident.

• Read safety blog
Read content to help you learn from others.

Enhance your app with auto-renewing monthly subscriptions:

Buy the 'Plus' plan to unlock this 1 feature:
• View accident chains: Visualize the chain of events.

Buy the 'Expert' plan to unlock these 4 features:
• View accident chains: Visualize the chain of events.
• View accidents by trend: Read accident reports by trends.
• Map accidents: See where accidents occurred for location context.
• Learn safety tips: View tips to help you fly safe.

Flight Chain App and its blog are committed to reducing general aviation accidents, helping improve aviation safety, and growing the pilot population.

Please note the following about Flight Chain App's auto-renewing monthly subscriptions:
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.
• Privacy Policy:
• Terms of Use:
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

Flight Chain App provides aviation accident data for the United States only.

What’s New

Version 1.11

Version 1.11:

This release marks our one-year anniversary! In the past 12 months, we've released 12 updates to Flight Chain App in our continued effort to improve the app and give you convenient, easy access to NTSB aviation accident reports, helping you become a better pilot. Thanks for your continued support!

• EASTER EGGS: We've added some hidden easter eggs in the app, all in the name of aviation safety. Can you find them?

• Fixed a bug where the 'Weather Related' Trends information would sometime display trend data for an unrelated category.

• Additional performance improvements under the cowling are included in this release.

Flight Chain App is committed to reducing general aviation accidents, helping improve aviation safety, and growing the pilot population, and we hope Flight Chain App helps you become a better pilot.

We hope you enjoy the improvements!

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings
vetsac ,

Browsing accidents

I like the new trends feature. Helpful to see at a glance which flight situations have the most accident occurrences so i know what to focus on.

Developer Response ,

Great to hear, thanks for letting us know!

raul510 ,

Not helpful unless you pay monthly fee

The app doesn’t really do anything a quick google search won’t tell you unless you pay the monthly fee for the premium service. Kind of a disappointment.

Developer Response ,

Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts. You are right that some of the content in the app can be found via Google searches. One of the app's goals is to package all that up in a convenient mobile app format to help save you time so you don't have to cull through web searches. At the same time, the app brings some unique features of its own (viewing the accident chain so you can see the chain of events, viewing accident trends and reading NTSB reports by trend to better understand how certain types of accidents happen, providing safety tips that relate to a given accident report, to name a few). The nominal monthly fee helps ensure we can continue providing this service to the aviation ccommunity. Stay tuned for more app updates in 2019. We have plans in the coming months to release additional features to add more value, some of which won't require a monthly fee. If you have further feedback on what would make the app more valuable for you, please let us know by sending a support ticket from within the app so we can continue making improvements. Thanks!


55.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Five Tango Victor Aviation, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Expert $1.99
  2. Plus $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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