AAIB Web Terms and Conditions

The UK Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) takes every effort to ensure that the information published on this web site is accurate. However, the AAIB cannot accept any liability for the accuracy or content. Visitors who rely on this information do so at their own risk.

AAIB Reports

AAIB investigations are conducted in accordance with Annex 13 to the ICAO Convention on International Civil Aviation, EU Regulation No 996/2010 and The Civil Aviation (Investigation of Air Accidents and Incidents) Regulations 1996.

The sole objective of the investigation of an accident or incident under these Regulations is the prevention of future accidents and incidents. It is not the purpose of such an investigation to apportion blame or liability. Accordingly, it is inappropriate that AAIB reports should be used to assign fault or blame or determine liability, since neither the investigation nor the reporting process has been undertaken for that purpose.

Copyright and Neighbouring Rights

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The material featured on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material (other than departmental or agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence (external link). This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the Crown copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

Any enquiries regarding the use and re-use of this information resource should be sent to psi@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk

We encourage users to establish hypertext links to this website.

The permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders.


The copying and use of the AAIB logo, is not permitted without prior approval of the AAIB. Permission requests should be directed to the Chief Inspector of Air Accidents. Tell us who you are, the organisation you represent (if any), how and why you wish to use our logo. Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail.

Ordnance Survey Maps

Maps are reproduced on the AAIB website with the permission of the Ordnance Survey on behalf of The Controller of HMSO, Crown copyright. All rights reserved. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceeding. When a viewer wishes to reproduce OS material, in any way, they will be directly responsible for obtaining prior permission from the Ordnance Survey.


It is our policy to obtain permission to link to other websites. The AAIB is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Virus Protection

The AAIB makes every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for users to run an anti virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. The AAIB cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material off the AAIB website.