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
14-DEC-2013 Premature descent; aborted approach. CIAIAC INCIDENT INTERIM IN-045/2013
16-APR-2013 Taiilstrike on landing. ARAIB ACCID. FINAL ARAIB/AAR1303
20-APR-2012 Collision with terrain in adverse weather conditions. PakCAA ACCID. FINAL SIB-350
31-JUL-2014 Tailstrike on landing. ESIB INCIDENT FACTUAL OJK: A310714
02-FEB-2014 Struck snow berm on landing. MAK ACCID. FINAL A320 EY-623
31-DEC-2013 Loss of control in flight. AAIB ACCID. FINAL EW/C2013/12/05

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