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
24-JUL-2014 Loss of control, MD-83, near Gossi, Mali CEAIAC ACCID. INTERIM Interim report
03-DEC-2013 Tailstrike on landing, Airbus A320, London-Heathrow Airport, UK AAIB ACCID. FINAL AAIB Bulletin: 9/2014
17-JUL-2014 Boeing 777-200, Hrabove, Ukraine Dutch Safety Board ACCID. PRELIM. Preliminary report
13-APR-2013 Crash into sea, Boeing 737-800 Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, Indonesia NTSC ACCID. FINAL KNKT.
16-FEB-2014 CFIT, de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300, near Sandhikhark, Nepal Nepal AAIC ACCID. FINAL Final report
26-APR-2010 Electrical failure during approach, landing with gear retracted,Beechcraft B200, Nadi, Fiji BEA ACCID. FINAL f-an100424

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