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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 September 2015
occurrence: Takeoff from taxiway
report status: Final
category: Serious incident: Boeing 737-4Q8 Shaheen Air
investigating agency: General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) - United Arab Emirates
download report: AIFN/0011/2015


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occurrence date: 06 January 2014
occurrence: Loss of cabin pressure
report status: Final
category: Serious incident: Airbus A380-841 Singapore Airlines
investigating agency: Transport Safety Investigation Bureau - Singapore
download report: AIB/AAI/CAS.101


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occurrence date: 05 January 2014
occurrence: Unstabilized approach, loss of control
report status: Final
category: Accident: Canadair Challenger 601-3R Vineland Corporation
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
download report: CEN14FA099


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occurrence date: 19 September 2014
occurrence: Runway excursion
report status: Final
category: Accident: Embraer Phenom 300 NetJets
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
download report: CEN14FA505


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occurrence date: 09 March 2016
occurrence: Loss of control
report status: Final
category: Accident: Antonov 26B True Aviation
investigating agency: Aircraft Accident Investigation Group of Bangladesh (AAIG-BD)
download report: Final report


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occurrence date: 16 August 2015
occurrence: Hard landing and runway excursion
report status: Final
category: Accident: Beech A100 King Air Maritime Air Charter
investigating agency: Transportation Safety Board (TSB) - Canada
download report: A15A0054


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occurrence date: 11 August 2016
occurrence: Runway excursion
report status: Final
category: Accident: Antonov 2R ALROSA
investigating agency: Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC / MAK) - Russia
download report: Final report


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occurrence date: 02 November 2013
occurrence: Runway excursion
report status: Final
category: Serious incident: BAe-3201 Jetstream 32EP Vincent Aviation on behalf of Eagle Air
investigating agency: Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) - New Zealand
download report: 13-011


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occurrence date: 04 April 2016
occurrence: Runway collision
report status: Final
category: Accident: Boeing 737-8GP (WL) Batik Air
investigating agency: National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) - Indonesia
download report: KNKT.16.04.07.04


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occurrence date: 05 January 2016
occurrence: Loss of cabin pressure; emergency descent; diversion
report status: Final
category: Serious incident: Boeing 737-96NER (WL) Jet Airways
investigating agency: Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (India)
download report: Final report

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