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Accident investigation
Last updated: 11 November 2004

When an accident occurs it is investigated by the government with jurisdiction over the area where a plane goes down. The sole objective of the investigation of an accident or incident is the prevention of accidents and incidents. It is not the purpose to apportion blame or liability.
Investigations are conducted in accordance with the international standards and recommended practices as described in ICAO Annex 13 - Aircraft accident and incident investigation.
While the initial field phase of an accident investigation can be concluded within weeks or even days, the investigators' final report and recommendations often take years to complete. The final report consist of factual information about the accident, an analysis, conclusions (probable cause) and also includes safety recommendations.

Recently issued accident investigation reports

Official accident investigation report
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occurrence date: 24 October 2014
occurrence: Nosegear-up landing
report status: Final
category: Accident
investigating agency: Bureaux Enquêtes Accidents Défense (BEAD) - France
download report: BEAD-air-F-2014-020-A


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occurrence date: 31 January 2014
occurrence: Runway excursion.
report status: Final
category: Serious incident
investigating agency: Statens haverikommission (SHK) - Sweden
download report: L-0018/14


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occurrence date: 05 October 2012
occurrence: In-flight engine shut down
report status: Final
category: Incident
investigating agency: Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board (ARAIB) - South Korea
download report: ARAIB/AIR-1206


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occurrence date: 05 June 2014
occurrence: Runway incursion and risk of collision
report status: Final
category: Incident
investigating agency: Transportation Safety Board (TSB) - Canada
download report: A14H0002


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occurrence date: 22 April 2013
occurrence: Cargo fire
report status: Final
category: Incident
investigating agency: Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) - Singapore
download report: AIB/AAI/CAS.092


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occurrence date: 15 August 2014
occurrence: Main landing gear failure on landing
report status: Final
category: Accident
investigating agency: Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) - United Kingdom
download report: EW/C2014/08/02


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occurrence date: 07 December 2014
occurrence: Nose gear-up landing
report status: Final
category: Accident
investigating agency: Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) - United Kingdom
download report: EW/G2014/12/02


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occurrence date: 14 July 2011
occurrence: Runway excursion
report status: Final
category: Accident
investigating agency: Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) - Nigeria
download report: BH 2011/07/14/F


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occurrence date: 15 March 2008
occurrence: CFIT
report status: Final
category: Accident
investigating agency: Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) - Nigeria
download report: WINGS/2008/03/15/F


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occurrence date: 18 June 2015
occurrence: Approach to wrong runway
report status: Final
category: Serious incident
investigating agency: Ministry of Transport State of Israel, Aviation Incidents & Accidents Investigation - Israel
download report: RAI 61-15

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