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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

date occurrence agency cat. status report
22-DEC-2013 Collision with building during taxi CAA S.A. ACCID FINAL CA18/2/3/9257
20-JUN-2012 Bird strike and subsequent engine failure TAIC INCIDENT FINAL AO-2012-002
23-MAY-2014 Attempted takeoff from taxiway. GCAA SER.INC. FINAL AIFN/0010/2014
14-FEB-2011 Fumes in passenger cabin GCAA INCIDENT FINAL AIFN/0009/2011
25-DEC-2012 Landing on slippery runway; runway excursion JTSB SER.INC. FINAL AI2015-3
29-NOV-2013 Lightning strike. JTSB ACCID. FINAL AA2015-4

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