I know it’s kind of morbid, and I apologize for that. My husband flies a lot and I always watch him here on FlightAware. If something were to happen and the plane were to go down, would it show up here? How would I know? Would there be some kind of message?
Are you talking about piloting an aircraft or flying as a passenger in one?
An accident would not show up with the word “accident” in the flight tracker. The track would show something like an arrival of “n/a”. There more than likely would be a posting here in the forum regarding the accident.
If it’s an airline flight then it would more than likely be in the media.
Just note that Allen said “IF”… There are circumstances of a “result unknown” that are NOT unusual or would indicate an aircraft down. Example: An aircraft on an IFR flight plan cancels that flight plan enroute and continues to a destination or changes destination uncontrolled by the FAA.
The aircraft left the coverage area of the FAA and FlightAware is no longer receiving updates