The Air Accidents Investigation Branch investigates civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents within the UK, its overseas territories and crown dependencies.
We also provide assistance and expertise to international air accident investigations and organisations.
Our purpose is to improve aviation safety globally by determining the causes of air accidents and serious incidents, and making safety recommendations intended to prevent recurrence. It is not to apportion blame or liability.
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Our work includes:
responding quickly to air accidents and serious incidents
leading and managing the investigation team while ensuring their safety at the accident location
conducting thorough, independent, impartial and timely investigations into air accidents and serious incidents
producing reports that explain the circumstances and causes of accidents and serious incidents, without attributing blame