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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
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occurrence date: 24 November 2014
occurrence: Collision with de-icing truck
report status: Final
category: ACCIDENT
investigating agency: SHT
download report: SL 2015/16


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occurrence date: 23 July 2014
occurrence: CFIT
report status: Final
category: ACCIDENT
investigating agency: Aviation Safety Council (ASC) - Taiwan
download report: ASC-AOR-16-01-002


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occurrence date: 22 April 2012
occurrence: Airprox incident
report status: Final
category: Serious incident
investigating agency: General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) - United Arab Emirates
download report: AIFN/0008/2012


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occurrence date: 02 October 2015
occurrence: CFIT
report status: PRELIM.
category: ACCIDENT
investigating agency: National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) - Indonesia
download report: KNKT 15.10.21.04


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occurrence date: 13 August 2014
occurrence: Loss of situational awareness; impact with terrain
report status: Final
category: Accident
investigating agency: Centro de Investigação e Prevenção de Acidentes Aeronáuticos (CENIPA) - Brazil
download report: RF A-134/CENIPA/2014


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occurrence date: 16 July 2015
occurrence: Intersection takeoff with wrong thrust setting
report status: Final
category: Serious incident
investigating agency: Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) - United Kingdom
download report: EW/G2015/07/11


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occurrence date: 01 January 2015
occurrence: Bird ingestion on takeoff
report status: Final
category: Incident
investigating agency: Bureau Permanent d’Enquêtes d’Accidents et Incidents d’Aviation (BPEA) - D.R. Congo
download report: BPEA/INCID/ 01/2015


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occurrence date: 26 September 2014
occurrence: Gear-up landing
report status: Final
category: Accident
investigating agency: Transportation Safety Board (TSB) - Canada
download report: A14O0178


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occurrence date: 21 December 2014
occurrence: Gear-up landing
report status: Final
category: Accident
investigating agency: Aviation Safety Council (ASC) - Taiwan
download report: ASC-AOR-15-10-002


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occurrence date: 13 March 2013
occurrence: GPU connection short circuit
report status: Final
category: Incident
investigating agency: Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung (BFU) - Germany
download report: BFU TX001-13

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