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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

Official accident investigation report
occurrence date: 02 June 2017
occurrence: Loss of control on takeoff
report status: Interim
category: Accident: Antonov TVS-2MS SibNIA
investigating agency: MAK
download report: Intermediate report

occurrence date: 25 May 2016
occurrence: Avionics compartment fire
report status: Final
category: Incident: Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 IGW) Air Canada
investigating agency: TSB Canada
download report: A16O0066

occurrence date: 21 July 2016
occurrence: Runway excursion
report status: Summary
category: Accident: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan Skydive Twin Cities
investigating agency: NTSB
download report: CEN16LA288

occurrence date: 09 August 2014
occurrence: Collision with tug
report status: Final
category: Accident: Canadair CRJ-900ER Mesa Airlines, opf US Airways
investigating agency: NTSB
download report: CEN14LA430

occurrence date: 02 January 2016
occurrence: CFIT
report status: Final
category: Accident: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan Wright Air Service
investigating agency: NTSB
download report: ANC16LA012

occurrence date: 03 August 2017
occurrence: Runway collision
report status: Preliminary
category: Accident: ATR 72-500 (72-212A) Wings Air
investigating agency: NTSC Indonesia
download report: KNKT.

occurrence date: 20 April 2017
report status: Summary
category: Incident: Boeing 737-528 (WL) Air Peace
investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
download report: AIRPEACE/2017/04/20-001

occurrence date: 06 August 2016
occurrence: Runway incursion
report status: Summary
category: Incident: Boeing 787
investigating agency: TSIB Singapore
download report: AIB/AAI/CAS.123

occurrence date: 13 May 2017
occurrence: Tyre failure and flap asymmetry event
report status: Summary
category: Serious incident: Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Jetstar Airways
investigating agency: ATSB
download report: AO-2017-051

occurrence date: 05 September 2015
occurrence: Mid-air collision
report status: Final
category: Accident: Boeing 737-8FB (WL) Ceiba International
investigating agency: ATSB
download report: Final report

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