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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: 29 April 2014
occurrence: Runway excursion.
report status: Final
category: Serious incident
investigating agency: Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) - Australia
download report: AO-2014-076


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occurrence date: 19 March 2016
occurrence: Impact with terrain during go around
report status: INTERIM
category: Accident
investigating agency: Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC / MAK) - Russia
download report: interim report


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occurrence date: 16 June 2015
occurrence: Misinterpreted altitude clearance
report status: Final
category: Serious incident
investigating agency: Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) - Ireland
download report: 2016 - 005


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occurrence date: 29 November 2013
occurrence: Collision with terrain, intentional pilot action
report status: Final
category: Accident
investigating agency: Directorate of Aircraft Accident Investigations (DAAI) Namibia
download report: ACCID/112913/1-12


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occurrence date: 02 October 2015
occurrence: Loss of control
report status: Final
category: Accident
investigating agency: USAF Accident Investigation Board (AIB) - United States of America
download report: Final report


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occurrence date: 25 May 2015
occurrence: Runway excursion
report status: Final
category: Incident
investigating agency: Statens Havarikommisjon for Transport (AIBN) - Norway
download report: SL 2016/06


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occurrence date: 19 October 2013
occurrence: Aircraft contact with jetblast fence during pushback
report status: Final
category: Incident
investigating agency: General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) - United Arab Emirates
download report: AIFN/0011/2013


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occurrence date: 06 November 2014
occurrence: Right main landing gear collapse
report status: Final
category: Accident
investigating agency: Transportation Safety Board (TSB) - Canada
download report: A14W0177


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occurrence date: 31 May 2013
occurrence: Runway excursion
report status: Final
category: Accident
investigating agency: National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) - Indonesia
download report: KNKT.13.05.18.04


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occurrence date: 08 July 2013
occurrence: Runway excursion.
report status: Final
category: Incident
investigating agency: Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) - Australia
download report: AO-2013-114

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