Notification of an occurence and Classification

Notification of an occurrence

In case a civil aircraft operating in Indian airspace meets with an occurrence likely to be an accident or an incident as defined in Sub-rule (1) and (29) of Rule 2 of Aircraft (Investigation of Accidents and Incidents) Rules, 2017, AAIB is required to be notified by the following agencies and stakeholders as soon as reasonably practicable.

      1.  The pilot-in-command of the aircraft
      2.  The owner or operator of the aircraft
      3.  The hirer or other person on whose behalf Pilot was in command of the aircraft
      4.  Directorate General of Civil Aviation
      5.  Aerodrome Operator
      6.  Air Traffic Service provider
      7.  Any other person who is aware of such an occurrence

The notification with all details as prescribed in the Aircraft (Investigation of Accidents and Incidents) Rules, 2017 may be sent on e-mail: aaib[dot]moca[at]nic[dot]in, opsctrl[at]aai[dot]aero. In addition, a message can also be relayed over telephone number provided on AAIB website.

Classification of an Occurrence

On being notified of any occurrence, AAIB examines the details of the same to classify the occurrence as an Accident, a Serious Incident or an Incident.

The classification of the occurrences is carried out based on the definitions contained in the Sub-rule (1), (18) and (29) of Rule 2 of Aircraft (Investigation of Accidents and Incidents) Rules, 2017. Guidance given in Schedule A and Schedule B of the Rules as well as Attachment C of ICAO Annex 13 is taken into consideration while classifying occurrence.

If required, AAIB may conduct Preliminary Investigation as per Rule 9 of the above-mentioned Rules to decide on classification of an occurrence.