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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: 04 December 2016
occurrence: Hard landing; runway excursion
report status: Final
category: Accident: Cessna 500 Citation I Yatish Air
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
download report: CEN17LA047


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occurrence date: 14 April 2017
occurrence: Collision with fence
report status: Final
category: Accident: Beech B200 Super King Air IHC Health Services
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
download report: GAA17CA235


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occurrence date: 05 August 2013
occurrence: Loss of control
report status: Final
category: Accident: Beech B200 Super King Air Mřflug Air
investigating agency: Rannsˇknarnefndar samg÷nguslysa (RNSA) / Icelandic TSB
download report: M-01513/AIG-11


occurrence date: 30 June 2015
occurrence: Loss of control
report status: SUM
category: Accident: Beech C99 Ameriflight
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
download report: WPR15LA203


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occurrence date: 24 October 2016
occurrence: Runway excursion
report status: Final
category: Accident: Dornier 328Jet-310 FlyMex
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
download report: ACCDTAFA035/2016MMTO


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occurrence date: 22 July 2013
occurrence: Smoke in cockpit
report status: Final
category: Serious incident: Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3 Airailes
investigating agency: Bureau d'Enquŕtes et d'Analyses (BEA) - France
download report: f-ic130722


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occurrence date: 08 December 2016
occurrence: Loss of cabin pressure
report status: SUM
category: Serious incident: de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 Flybe
investigating agency: Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) - United Kingdom
download report: EW/G2016/12/01


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occurrence date: 19 October 2016
occurrence: Nosewheel shimmy; twisted gear
report status: SUM
category: Serious incident: Airbus A319-131 British Airways
investigating agency: Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) - United Kingdom
download report: EW/C2016/10/04


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occurrence date: 17 April 2016
occurrence: Loss of cabin pressure
report status: Final
category: Incident: Boeing 737-809 (WL) China Airlines
investigating agency: Aviation Safety Council (ASC) - Taiwan
download report: ASC-AOR-17-06-001


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occurrence date: 16 December 2015
occurrence: Ground engineer engine ingestion
report status: Final
category: Accident: Airbus A319-112 Air India
investigating agency: Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (India)
download report: Final report

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