The United Kingdom Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is part of the Department for Transport and is responsible for the investigation of civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents within the UK. The Chief Inspector of Air Accidents reports directly to the Secretary of State for Transport.
The fundamental purpose of investigating accidents is to determine the circumstances and causes of the accident with a view to the preservation of life and the avoidance of accidents in the future; it is not to apportion blame or liability.
For further information contact the AAIB:
Air Accidents Investigation Branch
Berkshire Copse Road
Tel: 01252 510300
Fax: 01252 376999
For press enquiries: 020 7944 3118
To report an accident/incident: 01252 512299