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
02-MAR-2013 Tailstrike on landing. GPIAA ACCID. FINAL 02/ACCID/2013
15-DEC-2014 Control issues during go around AAIB SER.INC. INITIAL AAIB Bulletin S1/2015
01-AUG-2014 Flight crew incapacitation ATSB SER.INC. FINAL AO-2014-134
28-MAR-2012 Disturbance in glideslope signal; go around. BEA SER.INC. FINAL f-va120328
09-NOV-2014 Descent below MDA; collision with crane and terrain AAIPU ACCID. FINAL A14-005111
17-NOV-2013 Loss of engine power. INCIDENT FINAL BPEA/INCID N10/2013

Related information