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

date occurrence agency cat. status report
23-JAN-2013 CFIT, de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300, Queen Alexandra Range, Antarctica TSB ACCID. FINAL A13F0011
13-OCT-2011 Propeller overspeed, forced landing, DHC-8-100, near Madang Airport, Papua New Guinea AIC PNG ACCID. FINAL AIC-11-1010
10-FEB-2014 Taxi accident, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, Mala Mala Airport, South Africa CAA S.A. ACCID FINAL CA18/2/3/9291
18-NOV-2012 Loss of control and collision with terrain Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, Snow Lake, Manitoba, Canada TSB ACCID. FINAL A12C0154
22-DEC-2009 Runway excursion, Boeing 737-800, Kingston Airport, Jamaica JCAA ACCID. FINAL JA-2009-09
22-JAN-2014 Bird strike, Cessna 500 Citation I, Roskilde Airport, Denmark HCLJ ACCID. FINAL HCLJ510-2014-257

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