Aviation Safety Network
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|Type of site||Database|
|Owner||Flight Safety Foundation|
|Created by||Harro Ranter, Fabian Lujan|
|Alexa rank||116,913 (December 2013[update])|
The Aviation Safety Network (ASN) is a website that keeps track of aviation accidents, incidents, and hijackings. 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 its pages, and therefore it relies strictly on donations to keep the website going. 2006 was its tenth year of operation. ASN has been recognized by many aviation safety bureaux 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.
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