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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: 16 January 2017
occurrence: CFIT
report status: Preliminary
category: Accident: Boeing 747-412F THY, lsf MyCargo Airlines
investigating agency: Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC / MAK) - Russia
download report: Preliminary report


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occurrence date: 26 December 2016
occurrence: Ground collision
report status: Final
category: Accident: Avro RJ.100 BRA - Braathens Regional Airlines
investigating agency: Havarikommissionen for Civil Luftfart og Jernbane Langebjergvænget (HCLJ) - Denmark
download report: HCLJ510-2016-322


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occurrence date: 03 June 2012
occurrence: Loss of engine power and crash, McDonnell Douglas MD-83, Lagos, Nigeria
report status: Final
category: Accident: DC-9-83 (MD-83) Dana Air
investigating agency: Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) - Nigeria
download report: DANA/2012/06/03/F


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occurrence date: 27 June 2016
occurrence: Engine fire
report status: Final
category: Accident: Boeing 777-312ER Singapore Airlines
investigating agency: Transport Safety Investigation Bureau - Singapore
download report: AIB/AAI/CAS.122


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occurrence date: 06 April 2016
occurrence: Runway excursion
report status: Final
category: Serious incident: Fokker 100 NextJet, opb Carpatair
investigating agency: Statens haverikommission (SHK) - Sweden
download report: RL 2017:03e


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occurrence date: 24 February 2015
occurrence: Impact with terrain on approach
report status: Final
category: Accident: DHC-8-102 Air Canada Express, op.for Jazz Aviation
investigating agency: Transportation Safety Board (TSB) - Canada
download report: A15O0015


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occurrence date: 28 November 2010
occurrence: Uncontained engine failure; loss of control
report status: Final
category: Accident: Ilyushin 76TD Sun Way
investigating agency: Transportation Safety Board (TSB) - Canada
download report: Final report


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occurrence date: 17 October 2016
occurrence: Collision with light pole
report status: Final
category: Serious incident: Antonov 26B Genex
investigating agency: Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Center (CIAS) - Romania
download report: No. I 17 - 03


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occurrence date: 05 January 2014
occurrence: Low fuel emergency
report status: Final
category: Serious incident: Boeing 737-8GJ (WL) SpiceJet
investigating agency: Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (India)
download report: Final report


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occurrence date: 19 March 2016
occurrence: Loss of hydraulic system
report status: Final
category: Incident: Airbus A319-112 Spicejet, lsf BH Air
investigating agency: Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (India)
download report: Final report

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