घटना संबंधी सूचना

वायुयान (दुर्घटनाओं एवं घटनाओं की जांच) नियमावली, 2017 के अंतर्गत भारतीय वायुक्षेत्र में घटित होने वाली किसी दुर्घटना अथवा घटना की जानकारी विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरो को दी जानी अपेक्षित है। ऐसी सूचना विमान के पॉयलट इन कमांड अथवा (मृत्‍यु अथवा दुर्घटना के कारण अक्षम होने के मामले में) निकटतम उत्‍तरदायी व्‍यक्ति यथा स्‍वामी, प्रचालक, भाड़े पर लेने वाला अथवा वह व्‍यक्ति जिसकी ओर से पॉयलट कमांड कर रहा था अथवा अन्‍य किसी सम्‍बद्ध व्‍यक्ति, जैसा भी मामला हो, द्वारा दी जानी है। ऐसी सूचना औचित्‍यपरक व्‍यवहार्यता के अनुसार यथासंभव शीघ्र दी जानी चाहिए तथा किसी भी मामले में ऐसी सूचना दुर्घटना अथवा घटना घटित होने की जानकारी प्राप्‍त होने के चौबिस घंटे से कम समय में दी जानी चाहिए।

घटना घटित होने की जानकारी दुर्घटना अथवा घटना के स्‍थल के निकटतम पुलिस स्‍टेशन के ‘’कार्यालय प्रभारी’ को तथा जिला मैजिस्‍ट्रेट को भी दी जानी है।

प्रस्‍तुत की जाने वाली सूचना स्‍पष्‍ट भाषा में होनी चाहिए तथा ऐसी सूचना में स्थिति के अनुसार तत्‍काल उपलब्‍ध निम्‍नलिखित जानकारियों को शामिल किया जाना चाहिए:-

(क) दुर्घटना के मामले में “ACCID” संक्षिप्‍त शब्‍द का उपयोग किया जाना चाहिए तथा घटना के मामले में “INCID”संक्षिप्‍त शब्‍द का उपयोग किया जाना चाहिए;
(ख) विमान के निर्माता, मॉडल, राष्‍ट्रीयता, रजिस्‍ट्रेशन मार्क तथा क्रम संख्‍या ;
(ग) विमान के स्‍वामी, प्रचालक तथा भाड़े पर लेने वाला, यदि कोई हो, का नाम;
(घ) पॉयलट इन कमांड की योग्‍यता, विमान कर्मी दल एवं यात्रियों की राष्‍ट्रीयता;
(ङ) दुर्घटना अथवा घटना की तिथि तथा समय ;
(च) विमान का अंतिम प्रस्‍थान स्‍थल तथा नियत लैंडिंग स्‍थल;
(छ) आसानी से परिभाषित किए जाने वाले भौगोलिक स्‍थल तथा अक्षांक्ष एवं देशांतर रेखा के संदर्भ में विमान की स्थिति ;
(ज) विमान में सवार, मारे गए तथा गंभीर रूप से चोटिल कर्मी दल एवं यात्रियों की संख्‍या, अन्‍य मारे गए एवं गंभीर रूप से चोटिल व्‍यक्तियों की संख्‍या;
(झ) दुर्घटना अथवा घटना का विवरण तथा इससे विमान को हुई ज्ञात क्षति;
(ञ) दुर्घटना अथवा घटना क्षेत्र का भौतिक अभिलक्षण एवं पहुंच स्‍थापित करने में आई कठिनाईयों अथवा स्‍थल पर पहुंचने के लिए विशेष अपेक्षाएं ;
(ट) विमान के भीतर खतरनाक सामान एवं उनका विवरण, परन्‍तु पूर्ण सूचना उपलब्‍ध न होने के कारण मात्र से सूचना भेजे जाने में देरी नहीं की जानी चाहिए।

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विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरो

विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरो, भारत (एएआईबी, इंडिया) नागर विमानन मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार का एक सम्‍बद्ध कार्यालय है। अंतर्राष्‍ट्रीय नागर विमानन संगठन के अभिसमय में भारत सरकार द्वारा दिनांक 7 दिसम्‍बर, 1944 को शिकागो में हस्‍ताक्षर की गई प्रतिबद्धता, समय समय पर यथा संशोधित, की प्रक्रियाओं का निर्वाह विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरो द्वारा किया जाता है।

भारत सरकार के ‘’राष्‍ट्रीय संरक्षा कार्यक्रम (एसएसपी)’’ तथा अंतर्राष्‍ट्रीय नागर विमानन संगठन के अभिसमय के अनुलग्‍नक 13 में उल्लिखित ‘’मानक एवं अनुशंसित व्‍यवहारों (एसएआरपीएस)’’ के अनुसरण में नागर विमानन मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार द्वारा दिनांक 26 मई, 2011 के आदेश संख्‍या एवी.15029/002/2008-डीजी के माध्‍यम से एक स्‍वतंत्र दुर्घटना जांच समिति का गठन किया गया था। इसके पश्‍चात पूर्व आदेश का अधिक्रमण करके दिनांक 30 जुलाई, 2012 के आदेश संख्‍या एवी-11012/01/2011-डीजी के माध्‍यम से विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरो का गठन हुआ था।

भारतीय वायु क्षेत्र में विमान प्रचालन के दौरान होने वाली दुर्घटनाओं, गंभीर घटनाओं तथा घटनाओं से संबंधित ‘’संरक्षा घटनाओं’’ का वर्गीकरण करने का दायित्‍व विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरो का है। 2250 किलोग्राम से अधिक के एयूडब्लू वाले विमानों से संबन्धित सभी दुर्घटनाओं तथा गंभीर दुर्घटनाओं की जांच विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरो द्वारा की जाती है। किन्‍हीं व्‍यावहारिक कारणों से किसी दुर्घटना अथवा घटना की परिस्थितियों की जांच किए जाने की आवश्‍यकता प्रतीत होने की स्थिति में विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरो द्वारा ऊपर उल्लिखित दुर्घटनाओं अथवा घटनाओं के अलावा भी जांच की जा सकती है। महानिदेशक, विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरो द्वारा जांच के संबंध में जारी किए जाने वाले आदेश किसी प्रकार के दोषारोपण अथवा दायित्‍व निर्धारण के उद्देश्‍य से न होकर दुर्घटनाओं तथा घटनाओं से बचाव करने के मूल उद्देश्‍य से जारी किए जाते हैं।

महानिदेशक, विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरो नियुक्‍त किए जाने वाले अंवेषकों को जांच एवं प्रशासनिक कार्यों में विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरो द्वारा सहयेाग दिया जाता है। अंवेषकों द्वारा प्रस्‍तुत की जाने वाली रिपोर्ट पर महानिदेशक, विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरो से स्‍वीकृति प्राप्‍त होने के पश्‍चात विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरा द्वारा अपनी कार्रवाई करके इसे अपनी वेबसाइट पर प्रकाशित किया जाता है। स्‍वीकृत ‘’अंतिम जांच रिपोर्ट’’ अंतर्राष्‍ट्रीय नागर विमानन संगठन (आईसीएओ) तथा जांच में प्रतिभागिता करने वाले अधिकृत प्रतिनिधियों को भी अग्रेषित की जाती है।

विमान दुर्घटना अंवेषण ब्‍यूरो द्वारा समय समय पर किए जाने वाले संरक्षा अध्‍ययनों के आधार पर ‘’संरक्षा अनुशंसाएं’’ भी जारी की जाती हैं। जांच रिपोर्टों में की जाने वाली अनुशंसाएं तथा संरक्षा अध्‍ययन नागर विमानन महनिदेशालय, भारत अथवा अंतर्राष्‍ट्रीय नागर विमानन संगठन के संविदाकारी राष्‍ट्रों के नागर विमानन विनियामक निकायों को अनुवर्ती कार्रवाई एवं अनुसरण के लिए भिजवाए जाते हैं।

प्रमाण का संरक्षण

  1. दुर्घटनाओं एवं घटनाओं की जांच के लिए, प्रमाण का शीघ्र संरक्षण तथा सुरक्षित अभिरक्षा सुनिश्चित करना आवश्यक है। जाँच के दौरान अवशेषों एवं रिकार्डर्स सहित एकत्रित साक्ष्यों के संरक्षण के लिए विमान दुर्घटना जांच ब्यूरो एकमात्र एजेंसी है। जाँच प्रभारी (आईआईसी) की पहुँच अवशेषों, सभी प्रासंगिक सामग्री और जानकारी (विमान रेकोर्डर्स और हवाई यातायात सेवा रिकार्डर्स सहित) इत्यादि तक अबाधित होनी चाहिए। उनके पास अप्रतिबंधित नियंत्रण होना चाहिए ताकि वे न्यायपूर्ण एवं पारदर्शी प्रणाली से जाँच कर सकें।
  2. किसी दुर्घटना या घटना के मामले में, विमान या उसके पुर्जों को हटाया नहीं जाना चाहिए या डीजी, एएआईबी से प्राधिकृत व्यक्ति के अतिरिक्त किसी भी व्यक्ति द्वारा उसमें छेड़छाड़ नहीं की जानी चाहिए। तथापि, मृत या जीवित व्यक्ति अथवा पशु को उद्धार करने या आग अथवा अन्य किसी कारण से विमान या उसके अंशों को विनाश से बचाने या जनता अथवा वायु दिक्चालन अथवा अन्य परिवहन को क्षति या बाधा पहुँचने से रोकने के लिए खोज एवं बचाव का कार्य करने हेतु डीजी, एएआईबी द्वारा प्राधिकृत व्यक्तियों के संबंध में छूट प्रदान की जा सकती है।
  3. विमान प्रचालक या स्वामी को यह भी सुनिश्चित करना होगा कि दुर्घटना, घटना और/या निम्नलिखित को शामिल करते हुए अन्य किसी भी घटना के मामले में विमान रिकार्डर्स के तथ्यों को सुरक्षित रखा जाए:-
    • विमान की मौलिक अवसंरचना में किसी भी प्रकार की खराबी।
    • इंजेशन, भिड़ंत, मौसमी पारिस्थितियों, हार्ड या ओवरवेट लैंडिंग, ओवरहीटिंग, अनुचित तकनीक या कार्यप्रणाली इत्यादि के कारण विमान को पहुंची किसी भी प्रकार की क्षति जिसके कारण आगे की उड़ान से पहले मरम्मत आवश्यक हो।
    • कोई भी घटना जिसमें किसी यात्री या कर्मीदल के सदस्य को विमान पर मामूली चोट पहुँची हो यथा टरब्यूलेंस के कारण यात्री को पहुँची क्षति, गलत डिज़ाइन के कारण कैबिन कर्मीदल का झुलसना, गैली उपकरण की अपर्याप्त सर्विसिंग या उसका गलत तरीके से उपयोग।
    • आपात स्थिति की घोषणा।
    • विमान को आपातकालीन खाली कराना।
    • आग या विस्‍फोट
    • आग या धुएं की चेतावनी
    • उड़ान के दौरान इंजन बंद हो जाना अर्थात इन-फ्लाइट इंजिन शट-डाउन (आईएफएसडी) या ऊर्जा की काफी कमी हो जाना
    • क्रू (कर्मीदल), पैसेंजर (यात्री) या फ्रेट (मालभाड़ा) कर्म्‍पाटमेंट में जहरीला धुआं या लपटें
    • रिजेक्‍टेड टेक ऑफ
    • अभिप्रेत मार्ग या ऊँचाई से अनचाहा मार्ग परिवर्तन जो किसी प्रक्रियागत, प्रणालीगत या उपस्‍कर की खामी की वजह से हुआ हो
    • प्रतिरोधित अवतरण (बाउल्‍क्‍ड लैंडिंग) और बाउंस्‍ड लैंडिंग
    • रनवे या लैंडिंग स्ट्रिप के छोरों या सिरों से विमान का बाहर निकल जाना (ओवरशूटिंग/ओवर-रनिंग)
    • दो या दो से अधिक विमानों के बीच कम पृथक्‍करण (रिड्यूस्‍ड सैपरेशन), जो स्थिति के लिए निर्धारित सैपरेशन से कम हो
    • बाहरी पदार्थों (फॉरेन ऑब्‍जेक्‍ट्स) द्वारा रनवे पर उत्‍पन्‍न अवरोध
    • सभी अंडरशूट्स/ओवरशूट्स या विमान का रनवे के पेव्‍ड एरियाज को छोड़ देना
    • चलते विमान और वाहनों या किसी अन्‍य भू उपस्‍कर के बीच टकराव
    • नशे में धुत्‍त, हिंसक या हथियारबंद यात्रियों को नियंत्रित करने में कठिनाई
    • पायलट के अक्षम हो जाने की स्थिति में
  4. सूचना की गोपनीयता
    एएआई द्वारा अपनी कस्‍टडी में लिए गए साक्ष्‍यों से प्राप्‍त सूचना की गोपनीयता संपूर्ण होनी चाहिए। एकत्रित सूचना को वायुयान (दुर्घटनाओं और घटनाओं का अन्‍वेषण) नियम, 2017 के अंतर्गत संरक्षित किया जाता है और इसका उपयोग केवल अन्‍वेषण के प्रयोजन से किया जा सकता है।
  5. किसी दुर्घटना या घटना के बाद साक्ष्‍य के संरक्षण में एयरोड्रोम प्रचालक की भूमिका
  6. विमान दुर्घटनाओं और घटनाओं के मामले में पुलिस प्राधिकारियों द्वारा अपेक्षित कार्रवाई

Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau

Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau, India (AAIB, India) is an attached office of the Govt of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation. AAIB processes the obligations of the Indian Government under Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation signed at Chicago on the 7th of December, 1944 as amended from time to time.

In accordance with the Govt of India’s “State Safety Programme(SSP)” and “Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS)” contained in Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation; Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India established an Independent Accident Investigation Committee vide Order No. AV. 15029/002/2008-DG on 26thMay 2011. Subsequently, Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau was formed vide order AV-11012/01/2011-DG dated 30th July 2012 superseding the earlier order.

AAIB is responsible for classification of “Safety Occurrences” involving aircraft operating in the Indian Airspace into Accidents, Serious Incidents and Incidents. All Accidents and Serious Incidents involving aircraft with AUW more than 2250 Kgs are investigated by AAIB. AAIB may investigate accidents or incidents to aircraft apart from the ones mentioned above if it appears expedient to hold an investigation into the circumstances of such accident or incident. The sole objective of the investigations ordered by the Director General, AAIB is prevention of accidents and incidents and not to apportion blame or liability.

AAIB facilitates the investigation and administrative work of investigators appointed by the Director General, AAIB. The Investigation Reports submitted by investigators are made public after their completion and published by AAIB on its website after acceptance by the DG, AAIB. The accepted “Final Investigation Reports” are also forwarded to International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Accredited Representatives participating in the investigation.

AAIB also makes “Safety Recommendations” on the basis of safety studies conducted from time to time. The recommendations made in the Investigation Reports and Safety Studies are forwarded to the DGCA, India or Civil Aviation Regulatory bodies of ICAO Contracting States for their follow up and to obtain compliance of the same.

Aircraft (Investigation of Accidents and Incidents) Rules, 2017

(Published vide G.S.R. 1011(E) dated 7th August 2017)


  1. Short title, extent and commencement --
    1. These rules may be called the Aircraft (Investigation of Accidents and Incidents) Rules, 2017.
    2. These rules extend to the whole of India and apply —
      1. to citizens of India wherever they may be;
      2. to, and to the persons on, aircraft registered in India wherever they may be;
      3. to, and to the persons on, aircraft registered outside India but for the time being in or over India; and
      4. to an aircraft operated by a person who is not a citizen of India but has his principal place of businessor permanent residence in India.
    3. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.


  2. More Details
  3. Definitions. — In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,--
    1. “accident” means an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which,--
      (i) in the case of a manned aircraft ,takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until such time as all such persons have disembarked; or
      (ii) in the case of an unmanned aircraft, takes place between the time the aircraft is ready to movewith the purpose of flight until such time as it comes to rest at the end of the flight and theprimary propulsion system is shut down, in which--

      1. a person is fatally or seriously injured as a result of -
        (i) being in the aircraft; or
        (ii) direct contact with any part of the aircraft, including parts which have become detached from the aircraft; or
        (iii) direct exposure to jet blast,

        Except when the injuries are from natural causes, self-inflicted or inflicted by other persons, or when the injuries are to stowaways hiding outside the areas normally available to the passengers andcrew; or
      2. the aircraft sustains damage or structural failure which -
        (i) adversely affects the structural strength, performance or flight characteristics of theaircraft; and
        (ii) would normally require major repair or replacement of the affected component,except for engine failure or damage, when the damage is limited to a single engine, (includingits cowlings or accessories), to propellers, wingtips, antennas, probes, vanes, tires, brakes,wheels, fairings, panels, landing gear doors, wind screens, the aircraft skin (such as smalldents or puncture holes), or for minor damages to main rotor blades, tail rotor blades, landinggear, and those resulting from hail or bird strike (including holes in the radome); or
      3. the aircraft is missing or is completely inaccessible.
      Note1.—For the purposes of this clause, the guidance for the determination of aircraft damage is at Schedule B.
      Note2.—For the purposes of this clause, only unmanned aircraft which have design or operational approval given by a State to be considered.
    2. “accident investigation authority” means the authority designated by a State as responsible for aircraftaccident and incident investigations within the context of ICAO Annex 13;
    3. “accredited representative” means a person designated by a State, on the basis of his or herqualifications, for the purpose of participating in an investigation conducted by another State and wherethe State has established an accident investigation authority, the designated accredited representativewould normally be from that authority;
    4. “Act” means the Aircraft Act, 1934 (22 of 1934);
    5. “adviser” means a person appointed by a State, on the basis of his or her qualifications, for the purpose ofassisting its accredited representative in an investigation;
    6. “aircraft” means any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air otherthan the reactions of the air against the surface of the earth;
    7. “Annex13” means Annex 13 to the Convention relating to International Civil Aviation signed at Chicagoon the 7th day of December, 1944 as amended from time to time;
    8. “Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB)” means the accident investigation authority established bythe Central Government as per Annex 13 of ICAO;
    9. “causes” means actions, omissions, events, conditions, or a combination thereof, which led to the accidentor incident but does not amount to assigning fault or determination of administrative, civil or criminalliability;
    10. “Chicago Convention” means the Convention relating to International Civil Aviation signed at Chicagoon the 7th day of December, 1944 as amended from time to time;
    11. “contributing factors” mean actions, omissions, events, conditions, or a combination thereof, which ifeliminated, avoided or absent, would have reduced the probability of the accident or incident occurring, ormitigated the severity of the consequences of the accident or incident and the identification of thecontributing factors does not imply the assignment of fault or determination of administrative, civil orcriminal liability’;
    12. “DG, CA” means the Director General who shall be the head of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.Directorate General of Civil Aviation means the organisation performing civil aviation regulatory andsafety oversight functions;
    13. “DG, AAIB” means the Director General who shall be the head of the Aircraft Accident InvestigationBureau;
    14. “fatal injury” means an injury which is sustained by a person in an accident and which results in his or herdeath within thirty days of the date of the accident;
    15. “Draft Final Report” means the report submitted by the Investigators appointed under rule 11 or rule 12, forforwarding to the States for consultation under sub-rule (1) of rule 14;
    16. “flight recorder” means any type of recorder installed in the aircraft for the purpose of complementingaccident or incident investigation;
    17. “ICAO” means the International Civil Aviation Organisation created under the Convention relating toInternational Civil Aviation signed at Chicago on the 7th day of December, 1944;
    18. “incident” means an occurrence, other than an accident, associated with the operation of an aircraft whichaffects or could affect the safety of operation;
    19. “investigation” means a process conducted for the purpose of prevention of accident which includes thegathering and analysis of information, the drawing of conclusions, including the determination of causes,contributing factors and ,when appropriate, the making of safety recommendations;
    20. “Investigator” means a person appointed by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau to investigate anaccident or a serious incident as Investigator-in-Charge under rule 11, or by the Central Government forFormal Investigation under rule 12, or authorised by Bureau to conduct preliminary investigation undersub-rule (1) of rule 9 or sub-rule (2) of rule 7; or an Investigator-in-Charge appointed by DG, CA underrule 13;
    21. “Investigator-in-Charge” means a person charged, on the basis of his or her qualifications, with the responsibility for the organisation, conduct and control of an investigation;
      Note: Nothing in this clause shall preclude the functions of an Investigator- in-Charge being assigned to theCourt referred to in rule 12 or other body.
    22. “maximum mass” means maximum certificated take-off mass;
    23. “missing aircraft” means when the official search has been terminated and the wreckage of the aircraft hasnot been located;
    24. “occurrence” means any safety-related event which endangers or which, if not corrected or addressed,could endanger an aircraft, its occupants or any other persons and it includes incident, serious incident andaccident;
    25. “operator” means a person, organisation or enterprise engaged in or offering to engage in an aircraftoperation;
    26. “preliminary report” means the communication used for the prompt dissemination of data obtained duringthe early stages of the investigation;
    27. “safety recommendation” means -
      (i) a proposal of an accident investigation authority based on information derived from an investigation, madewith the intention of preventing accidents or incidents and which in no case has the purpose of creating apresumption of blame or liability for an accident or incident;

      (ii) recommendations resulting from diverse sources and safety studies;
    28. “Schedule” means a Schedule to these rules;
    29. “serious incident” means an incident involving circumstances indicating that there was a high probability of an accident and associated with the operation of an aircraft which,--

      (i) in the case of a manned aircraft, takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with theintention of flight until such time as all such persons have disembarked; or
      (ii) in the case of an unmanned aircraft, takes place between the time the aircraft is ready to move with thepurpose of flight until such time as it comes to rest at the end of the flight and the primary propulsion system is shut down;
      Note.— The examples of serious incident are as specified in Schedule A.
    30. “serious injury” means an injury which is sustained by a person in an accident and which -

      i) requires hospitalisation for more than forty-eight hours, commencing within seven days from the date theinjury was received; or (ii) results in a fracture of any bone (except simple fractures of fingers, toes or nose); or (iii) involves lacerations which cause severe hemorrhage, nerve, muscle or tendon damage; or (iv) involves injury to any internal organ; or (v) involves second or third degree burns, or any burns affecting more than five per cent; or (vi) involves verified exposure to infectious substances or injurious radiation;
    31. “State of Design” means the State having jurisdiction over the organisation responsible for the typedesign of the aircraft;
    32. “State of Manufacture” means the State having jurisdiction over the organisation responsible for the final assembly of the aircraft;
    33. “State of Occurrence” means the State in the territory of which an accident or incident occurs;
    34. “State of the Operator” means the State in which the principal place of business of the operator is located or, if there is no such place of business, the permanent residence of the operator;
    35. “State of Registry” means the State on whose register the aircraft is entered.

      Explanation.—In the case of the registration of aircraft of an international operating agency other than on anational basis, the States constituting the agency shall jointly and severally discharge the obligations whichattach to a State of Registry under Annex13;
    36. “State Safety Programme” means an integrated set of regulations and activities aimed at improving safety.
  4. Objective of investigation of accidents and incidents.—
    1. The sole objective of the investigation of anaccident or incident shall be the prevention of accidents and incidents and not to apportion blame or liability.
    2. Any investigation conducted in accordance with the provisions of these rules shall be separate from anyjudicial or administrative proceedings to apportion blame or liability.
  5. Notification.
    1. Where an accident or incident occurs to an aircraft covered under sub-rule (2) of rule 1,then the pilot-in-command of the aircraft or, if he be killed or incapacitated, the owner, the operator, the hirer or otherperson on whose behalf he was in command of the aircraft, or any relevant person, as the case may be, shall, as soon as is reasonably practicable but in any case not later than twenty-four hours after he becomes aware of the accidentor the incident—
      (a) send notice thereof to Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau and Directorate General of Civil Aviation by the quickest means of communication available; and
      (b) in the case of an accident of incident occurring in India, give information to the District Magistrate and the Officer-in-charge of the nearest Police Station of the accident or incident and of the place where it occurred.
    2. The notification shall be in plain language and contain as much of the following information as is readily available, namely:-
      (a) for accidents the identifying abbreviation ACCID, for incidents INCID;
      (b) manufacturer, model, nationality and registration marks, and serial number of the aircraft;
      (c) name of owner, operator and hirer, if any, of the aircraft;
      (d) qualification of the pilot-in-command, and nationality of crew and passengers;
      (e) date and time of the accident or incident;
      (f) last point of departure and point of intended landing of the aircraft;
      (g) position of the aircraft with reference to some easily defined geographical point and latitude and longitude;
      (h) number of crew and passengers; aboard, killed and seriously injured; others, killed and seriously injured;
      (i) description of the accident or incident and the extent of damage to the aircraft so far as is known;
      (j) physical characteristics of the accident or incident area, as well as an indication of access difficulties or special requirements to reach the site; and
      (k) presence and description of dangerous goods on board the aircraft, but notification shall not be delayed due to the lack of complete information.
    3. If the details or, other known relevant information referred in sub-rule (2) are omitted, such information shall also be dispatched as soon as it is possible.
    4. The notification as required in sub-rule (2) shall also be submitted to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau by–
      (a) Aerodrome operator;
      (b) Air Traffic services in-charge concerned;
      (c) DG,CA, wherever applicable.
    5. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall notify the facts of the accident or serious incident in The Indian territory or in the assigned oceanic airspace beyond the territory of India, containing as much of the information referred to in sub-rule (2) as may be available with a minimum of delay and by the most suitable and quickest means available, to –
      (a) the State of Registry;
      (b) the State of Operator;
      (c) the State of Design;
      (d) the State of Manufacture; and
      (e) ICAO when the aircraft involved is of a maximum mass of over 2,250 kg or is a turbojet powered aeroplane.
    6. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau while notifying information in accordance with sub-rule (5) shall also add the following information, namely:- (a) an indication to what extent the investigation will be conducted by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau or is proposed to be delegated by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau to another State; and (b) identification of the originating authority and means to contact the Investigator-in-Charge or Court referred to in rule 12, as the case may be.
    7. If the State of Occurrence is not aware of a serious incident or accident to an Indian registered aircraft or an aircraft operated by Indian operator, the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall forward a notification of such a serious incident or accident to the State of Design, the State of Manufacturer and the State of Occurrence.
  6. Obligation to investigate.—
    1. In case of an accident or incident to an aircraft in the territory of India,notwithstanding its registration,--

      (a) the DG, AAIB shall institute an investigation into the circumstances of the accident a, and shall be responsible for conducting the investigation;
      (b) the DG, AAIB shall institute an investigation into the circumstances of the serious incident when the aircraft involved is of maximum mass of over 2250 Kg. or is a turbojet airplane;
      (c) the DG, CA shall institute an investigation into the circumstances of all incidents and serious incidents to aircraft not covered by clause (b);
      (d) the Central Government may institute a formal investigation into circumstances of any accident to an Indian registered aircraft if it appears that it is expedient to hold such investigation.
    2. Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (c) of sub-rule (1), where it appears to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau that it is expedient to hold an investigation into circumstances of any incident or a serious incident covered under said clause (c) , it may, by order, institute an investigation into circumstances of an incident or a serious incident to any aircraft.
    3. Classification by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau of an occurrence as accident or serious incident or incident shall be final and binding.
    4. In case an accident or a serious incident to an Indian registered aircraft occurs at a location not being a territory of any State, then the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall institute an investigation into the circumstances of the accident or serious incident and shall be responsible for conducting the investigation.
    5. In case India is the nearest State to the scene of an accident in international waters to an aircraft not registered in India or not operated by an Indian operator, then the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall advise the State of Registry to institute an investigation and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau in such a case shall provide assistance to the extent it is able to and shall, likewise, respond to requests by the State of Registry.
  7. Participation.—
    1. In case the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau has instituted an investigation of an accident or a serious incident in accordance with rule 5, then the accredited representatives, who are appointed by the following States, namely:—
      (a) the State of Registry;
      (b) the State of the Operator;
      (c) the State of Design; and
      (d) the State of Manufacture;

      shall be permitted to participate in the investigation
    2. The States referred to in sub-rule (1) shall also be entitled to appoint one or more advisers to assist their accredited representatives.
    3. The States referred to in sub-rule (1) shall have the rights and entitlements in accordance with the standards stipulated under Annex13.
    4. A State which has a special interest in an accident by virtue of fatalities or serious injuries to its citizens shall be entitled to appoint an expert who shall have rights and entitlements in accordance with standards stipulated under Annex13.
    5. Any State which on request provides information, facilities or experts to Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall also be entitled to appoint an accredited representative to participate in the investigation who shall have the rights and entitlements in accordance with the standards stipulated under Annex 13.
    6. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau on receipt of a notification of an accident or a serious incident to an Indian registered aircraft in the territory of another State, may appoint accredited representative and advisors to participate in the investigation and intimate it to the State of Occurrence.
  8. Protection of evidence, custody, removal and preservation of damaged aircraft.—
    1. In the case of an accident or a serious incident, which is required to be notified under rule 4, the Investigator-in-Charge shall have unhampered access to the wreckage and all relevant material and information, including flight recorders and Air Traffic Services records, and shall have unrestricted control over it to ensure that a detailed examination can be made without delay by authorised personnel participating in the investigation.
    2. The aircraft and contents thereof shall not, except by a person under the authority of the DG, AAIB, be removed or otherwise interfered with: Provided that-

      (a) the aircraft or any parts or contents thereof may be removed or interfered with so far as may be necessary by persons authorized to conduct search and rescue operations for the purpose of extricating persons or animals dead or alive, or preventing the destruction of the aircraft and its contents by fire or other cause, or preventing any damage or obstruction to the public or to air navigation or to other transport;
      (b) if the aircraft is wrecked on water, the aircraft or any parts or contents thereof may be removed o such extent as may be necessary for bringing it or them to a place of safety by persons authorised to conduct search and rescue operations;
      (c) goods may be removed from the aircraft under the supervision and with the concurrence of an officer of the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau or a person authorised by the DG, AAIB;
      (d) personal luggage of passengers and crew after photography, weighing, etc. may be removed from the aircraft under the supervision of a Police Officer, a Magistrate, an Officer of the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau or a person authorised by DG, AAIB; and
      (e) mails photography, weighing etc. may be removed under the supervision of a Police Officer, a Magistrate, an Officer of the Department of Posts and Telegraphs or an Officer of the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau or a person authorised by DG, AAIB.
    3. The DG, AAIB may, for the purposes of any investigation including preliminary investigation under these rules, authorise any person or persons to take measures –

      (a) to protect the evidence and shall include the preservation, by photographic or other means, of any evidence which might be removed, effaced, lost or destroyed;
      (b) to maintain safe custody of the aircraft and its contents and shall include protection against further damage, access by unauthorised persons, pilfering and deterioration;
      (c) for preservation of the aircraft for such a period as may be necessary for the purposes of an investigation.
    4. The owner of the aircraft or his nominated representative shall have the right to be present during any examination or other action taken under sub-rules (1), (2) and (3): Provided that the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall not be bound to postpone any action which it may consider necessary under this rule by reason of the absence of the owner or his representative.
    5. If a request is received from the State of Registry, the State of the Operator, the State of Design or the State of Manufacture that the aircraft, its contents, and any other evidence remain undisturbed pending inspection by an accredited representative of the requesting State, the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall take all necessary steps to comply with such request, so far as this is reasonably practicable and compatible with the proper conduct of the investigation subject to the provisions of sub-rules (1) and (2).
    6. Subject to the provisions of sub-rules (1), (2) and (3), the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall release custody of the aircraft, its contents or any parts thereof as soon as they are no longer required for investigation, to owner or operator or his representative, or any person or persons duly designated by the State of Registry or the State of the Operator, in case of foreign registered aircraft.
    7. For the purpose of sub-rule (6), the Central Government shall facilitate access to the aircraft, its contents or any parts thereof: Provided that, if the aircraft, its contents, or any parts thereof lie in an area within which the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau finds it impracticable to grant such access, the Central Government shall effect removal to a point where access can be given.
    8. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall be the sole agency regarding the custody of the evidence collected during the investigation including the wreckage and recorders, and in case of requirement of access to such evidence by any other agency, DG, AAIB after being satisfied for requirement of such access may facilitate such access while retaining the custody thereof.
  9. Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau.—
    1. For the purposes of carrying out investigation into accidents, serious incidents and incidents referred to in sub- rules (1), (2) and (4) of rule 5, the Central Government shall set up a Bureau in the Ministry of Civil Aviation known as the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau of India and appoint such number of officers in the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau who are familiar with civil aircraft accident investigation procedures and other persons, as it deems fit from time to time.
    2. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall be an attached office to Government of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation and the DG, AAIB shall report to Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation.
    3. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall discharge the following functions, namely:-

      (a) obtaining preliminary report under rule 9 from any person or persons authorised either under subrule (1) of rule 9 or under sub-rule (3) of rule 7;
      (b) classification of occurrence and setting up investigation and in case of formal investigation, assisting the Central Government, under these rules;
      (c) to facilitate the investigation and administrative work of the investigation whenever necessary;
      (d) processing of the reports of investigation received by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau, which includes –
       (i) acceptance of report by DG, AAIB and making it public by DG, AAIB in a manner it deems fit;
       (ii) forwarding of the final report, made public by the Central Government under sub-rule (2) of rule 14 or by Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau, to the States as required under Annex 13;
       (iii) forwarding of the final report, made public by the Central Government or Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau, to ICAO if the mass of the aircraft involved in accident or incident is more than 5,700 kg.
      (e) to formulate safety recommendation on the basis of safety studies, including induction of new technology to enhance safety, conducted from time to time;
      (f) to establish and maintain an accident and serious incident database for effective analysis of information on actual or potential safety deficiencies;
      (g) to process obligations of the Central Government under Annex 13 to the Convention relating to International Civil Aviation signed at Chicago on the 7th day of December,1944 as amended from time to time;
      (h) to forward the recommendations made in investigation reports and safety studies to DG,CA and other regulatory authorities for their follow up and to obtain compliance of the same; and
      (i) any other functions, which the Central Government may ask the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau to perform from time to time under these rules.
    4. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau may, make procedures, not inconsistent with the provisions of the Act and the rules made thereunder to carry out the purposes of these rules and the functions referred to in sub-rule (3).
    5. In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such procedures may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:—

      (a) the persons required to notify the accidents and incidents;
      (b) the notifications of accidents and serious incidents to International Civil Aviation Organisation and the States for participation in the investigation;
      (c) the investigation of aircraft accidents and incidents;
      (d) the format of report for investigation conducted under these rules;
      (e) any other matter subsidiary or incidental to aircraft accident and incident investigation.
  10. Preliminary investigation.—
    1. The DG, AAIB may authorise any person including an officer of the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau to conduct a preliminary investigation into an accident or incident and to submit a preliminary report to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau in a specified format to assess the classification of the occurrence and the expertise needed for detailed investigation under rule 11, if considered expedient by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau.
    2. The person authorized to conduct the preliminary investigation shall —

      (a) have the powers and duties specified under rule 10; an
      (b) have the access to examine or otherwise deal with the aircraft as provided under subrule (3) of rule 7.
  11. Powers and duties of Investigator.
    1. For the purposes of investigation of accidents and incidents an Investigator shall have power—
      (a) to require the attendance of any person, by summons under his hand, whom he thinks fit to call before him and examine for such purpose and to require answers or returns to any inquiries he thinks fit to make;
      (b) to require any such person to make and to sign a declaration regarding the true nature of the statements made by him;
      (c) to require and enforce the production of all books, paper, documents and any articles including but not limited to Flight Data Recorder, Cockpit Voice Recorder and Air Traffic Services Records which he may consider necessary for the investigation, and to retain any such books, papers, documents and any articles including but not limited to Flight Data Recorder, Cockpit Voice Recorder and Air Traffic Services Records for examination until completion of the investigation;
      (d) to have access to and examine any aircraft and its components involved in the accident or incident, the place where the accident or incident occurred or any other place, the entry upon and examination of which appears to the Investigator necessary for the purpose of the investigation.
    2. The Investigator shall be responsible for fair, impartial and judicious conduct of investigation based on relevant standard of Annex 13.
  12. Investigation by Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau
    1. The DG,AAIB may appoint an Investigator-in-Charge and one or more Investigators to assist him, to hold an investigation into an aircraft accident or a serious incident and such Investigator-in-Charge and Investigators shall have the same powers and duties as an Investigator has under rule 10.
    2. The investigation shall be held in private.
    3. When a person other than an officer of the Government is appointed as Investigator by the DG, AAIB, he may be granted such fee and expenses as may be determined by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau.
    4. Every person summoned by the Investigator-in-Charge as a witness in accordance with these rules shall be allowed such expenses as the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau may from time to time determine.
    5. The Investigator-in-Charge shall submit a Final Report to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau in the format specified by the said Bureau based on relevant standards of Annex 13.
  13. Formal investigation.
    Where it appears to the Central Government that it is expedient to hold a formal investigation of an accident, it may, whether or not an investigation has been made under rule11, by order, direct a formal investigation to be held and with respect to any such formal investigation, the following provisions shall apply, namely:-

    1. the Central Government shall appoint a competent person (herein after referred to as "the Court"), to hold the investigation, and may appoint one or more persons possessing legal, aeronautical, engineering, or other special knowledge to act as assessors, and one or more Investigators shall be appointed from Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau as an assessor;
    2. when a person other than an officer of the Government is appointed as a Court or assessor, he may be granted such fee and expenses as may be determined by the Central Government;
    3. on or after the appointment of the Court, all other investigations ordered under these rules shall be treated as closed and all relevant material on the subject shall be transferred to the Court;
    4. the Court shall hold the investigation in open court in such manner and under such conditions as the Court may think fit for ascertaining the causes and circumstances of the accident and for enabling it to make the report herein after mentioned:

      Provided that where the Court is of opinion that holding the investigation is likely --

      (i) to be prejudicial to the interests of any country; or
      (ii) to jeopardize the personal safety of a person who is willing to make any statement or give evidence, the Court may, hold the proceedings in camera, the whole or part of the investigation;
    5. the Court shall have, for the purpose of the investigation, all the powers of a Civil Court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) and without prejudice to these powers the Court may -

      (i) enter and inspect, or authorize any person to enter and inspect, any place or building, the entry or inspection whereof appears to the Court requisite for the purposes of the investigation; and
      (ii) enforce the attendance of witnesses and compel the production of documents and material objects; and every person required by the Court to furnish any information shall be deemed to be legally bound to do so within the meaning of section 176 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860);
    6. the assessors shall have the same powers of entry and inspection as the Court;
    7. every person attending as a witness before the Court shall be allowed such expenses as the Court may consider reasonable:
      Provided that, in the case of the owner or hirer of any aircraft concerned in the accident and of any person in his employment or of any other person concerned in the accident, any such expenses may be disallowed if the Court, in its discretion, so directs for reasons to be recorded in writing;
    8. the Court after holding consultation on Draft Final Report with the States as required in Annex 13, shall submit the Final Report to the Central Government in the format specified by Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau and such report shall be forwarded to the said Bureau by the Central Government for processing as per sub-rule (3) of rule 8 and rule 14;
    9. the assessors shall either sign the said report, with or without reservations, or state in writing their dissent there from and their reasons for such dissent, and such reservations or dissent and reasons, if any, shall be forwarded to the Central Government with the report.
  14. Investigation of incident.-
    1. The DG, CA may order an investigation of any incident or a serious incident involving an aircraft covered under clause (c) sub-rule (1) of rule 5, and may appoint a competent and qualified person as Investigator-in-Charge for the purpose of carrying out the investigation.
    2. In case the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau decides to investigate the incident or serious incident under sub-rule (2) of rule 5, the investigation ordered by DG, CA under sub-rule (1) shall be closed and all relevant material shall be transferred to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau for its investigation.
    3. The investigation referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be held in private.
    4. The Investigator-in-Charge shall have the same powers and duties as an investigator under rule 10.
    5. The Investigator-in-Charge shall make report to the DG, CA in the format specified by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau based on relevant standards of Annex 13.
    6. The DG, CA shall accept the report of the Investigator-in-Charge and after acceptance, the same shall be made public by the DG, CA in a manner he deems fit.
  15. Consultation and Final Report
    1. The Investigator-in-Charge or the Court shall forward a copy of the Draft Final Report under sub-rule (5) of rule 11 or under clause (h) of rule 12 to--
      (a) the State of registry;
      (b) the State of operator;
      (c) the State of design;
      (d) the State of manufacturer, and
      (e) the State that participated in the investigation in accordance with sub-rule(4) of rule 6, inviting their significant and substantiated comments on the report within sixty days of its issuance.

    2. The Court appointed under rule 12 or the Investigator-in-Charge may amend the draft Final Report either by inclusion of the substance of the comments received within sixty days of the issuance of the report or by appending the comments thereto if so desired by the State and cause any such Final Report and reservation or dissent and reasons, if any, to be made public, in such manner as deemed fit based on relevant standards of Annex 13.
    3. The Final Report made public, by the Central Government or the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau, shall be forwarded to the States entitled to receive such report under Annex 13 and the report shall also be forwarded to ICAO, if the mass of the aircraft involved in the accident or incident is more than 5,700 kg.
  16. Reopening of investigation
    Where it appears to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau or the Central Government that any new and significant material evidence has become available after completion of the investigation under rule 11 or rule 12, as the case may be, it may, by order, direct the reopening of the same.
  17. Obstruction of proceedings.
    1. No person shall obstruct or impede the Court, Assessors Investigator or any other person acting in the exercise of any powers or duties under these rules.
    2. No person shall without reasonable excuse fail to comply with any summons or requisition of a Court or an Investigator- in-Charge or an Investigator or any other person holding an investigation or an inquiry under these rules.

      Explanation.- For the purposes of this rule, when a question arises as to whether a person has a reasonable excuse, the burden of proving that he has a reasonable excuse shall be upon him.
    3. Any person, who obstructs or impedes the proceedings, shall be punishable in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 10 of the Act.
  18. Non-disclosure of records.—
    1. The following records shall not be disclosed for purposes other than the investigation of the accident or incident except when the Central Government determines that their disclosure outweighs the adverse domestic and international impact such action may have on that investigation or any future investigations :-
      (a) all statements taken from persons by the investigation authorities in the course of their investigation;
      (b) all communications between persons having been involved in the operation of the aircraft;
      (c) medical or private information regarding persons involved in the accident or incident;
      (d) cockpit voice recordings and transcripts from such recordings;
      (e) recordings and transcriptions of recordings from air traffic control units;
      (f) cockpit airborne image recordings and any part or transcripts from such recordings;
      (g) opinion expressed in the analysis of information, including flight recorder information.

    2. A record referred to in sub-rule(1) shall be included in a Final Report or its appendices, or in any other report only when it is relevant to the analysis of the accident or incident and parts of the records not relevant to the analysis shall not be included in the Final Report.
    3. The Final Report shall not disclose the names of the persons involved in the accident or incident.
    4. Any request for records in the custody or control of Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall not be entertained if not routed through the original source, where available
    5. The audio content of cockpit voice recordings as well as image and audio content of airborne image recordings shall not be disclosed to the public.
    6. The content of Draft Final report received from other States shall not be disclosed to public.
  19. Mandatory a [safety] reporting system.—
    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation shall establish a mandatory a [safety] reporting system to facilitate collection of information on actual or potential safety deficiencies and specify the procedure for the same.
  20. Voluntary a [safety] reporting system.—
    1. 1)The Directorate General of Civil Aviation shall establish a voluntary a [safety] reporting system to facilitate collection of information on actual or potential safety deficiencies that may not be captured by the mandatory a [safety] reporting system established under rule 18
    2. The voluntary a [safety] reporting system established under sub-rule (1) shall be non- punitive and afford protection to the sources of the information and if considered expedient by the Central Government, the information may be collected through any other agency.
    3. The information so collected under sub-rule (1) shall be handled in a manner so as to prevent its use for purposes other than safety, and shall appropriately be safe guarded and the confidentiality about the identity of the person making report shall be maintained.
  21. Maintenance of accident and incident database.—
    The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall establish and maintain an accident and serious incident database and provide the same for inclusion in safety data being maintained by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation shall exchange their database with Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau on regular basis.
  22. Saving
    Nothing in these rules shall limit or otherwise affect the power of the Central Government with regard to the cancellation, suspension or endorsement of any licence or certificate issued under the Aircraft Rules, 1937.
  23. Penalties.
    Any person who contravenes, or fails to comply with, any of these rules, shall be punishable in accordance with the provisions of the sub-section (2) of section 10 of the Act.
  24. a[Omitted]
  25. Schedule A
    [See rule 2 (29)]
    SERIOUS INCIDENTS


    The incidents listed are typical examples of incidents that are likely to be serious incidents and the list is not exhaustive and only serves as guidance to the definition of serious incident.

    (a) Near collisions requiring an avoidance maneuver to avoid a collision or an unsafe situation or when an avoidance action would have been appropriate.
    (b) Collisions not classified as accidents.
    (c) Controlled flight into terrain only marginally avoided.
    (d) Aborted take-offs on a closed or engaged runway, on a taxiway (excluding authorised operations by helicopters) or unassigned runway.
    (e) Take-offs from a closed or engaged runway, from a taxiway (excluding authorised operations by helicopters) or unassigned runway.
    (f) Landings or attempted landings on a closed or engaged runway, on a taxiway or unassigned runway.
    (g) Gross failures to achieve predicted performance during take-off or initial climb.
    (g) Fires or smoke in the cockpit, in the passenger compartment, in cargo compartments or engine fires, even though such fires were extinguished by the use of extinguishing agents.
    (i) Events requiring the emergency use of oxygen by the flight crew.
    (j) Aircraft structural failures or engine disintegrations, including uncontained turbine engine failures, not classified as an accident.
    (k) Multiple malfunctions of one or more aircraft systems seriously affecting the operation of the aircraft.
    (l) Flight crew incapacitation in flight.
    (m) Fuel quantity level or distribution situations requiring the declaration of an emergency by the pilot, such as insufficient fuel, fuel exhaustion, fuel starvation, or inability to use all usable fuel on board.
    (n) Runway incursions classified with severity A. The Manual on the Prevention of Runway Incursions (Doc 9870) contains information on the severity classifications.
    (o) Take-off or landing incidents and incidents such as under-shooting, overrunning or running off the side of runways.
    (p) System failures, weather phenomena, operations outside the approved flight envelope or other occurrences which caused or could have caused difficulties controlling the aircraft.
    (q) Failures of more than one system in a redundancy system mandatory for flight guidance and navigation.
    (r) The unintentional or, as an emergency measure, the intentional release of a slung load or any other load carried external to the aircraft.

    Schedule B
    [See rule 2 (a)]
    GUIDANCE FOR DETERMINATION OF AIRCRAFT DAMAGE



    1. If an engine separates from an aircraft, the event is categorized as an accident even if damage is confined to the engine.
    2. A loss of engine cowls (fan or core) or reverser components which does not result in further damage to the aircraft is not considered an accident.
    3. Occurrences where compressor or turbine blades or other engine internal components are ejected through the engine tail pipe are not considered an accident.
    4. A collapsed or missing radome is not considered an accident unless there is related substantial damage in other structures or systems.
    5. Missing flap, slat and other lift augmenting devices, winglets, etc., that are permitted for dispatch under the configuration deviation list (CDL) are not considered to be an accident.
    6. Retraction of a landing gear leg, or wheels-up landing, resulting in skin abrasion only, and if the aircraft can be safely dispatched after minor repairs, or patching, and subsequently undergoes more extensive work to effect a permanent repair, then the occurrence would not be classified as an accident.
    7. If the structural damage is such that the aircraft depressurises, cannot be pressurised, the occurrence is categorised as an accident.
    8. The removal of components for inspection following an occurrence, such as the precautionary removal of an undercarriage leg following a low-speed runway excursion, while involving considerable work, is not considered an accident unless significant damage is found.
    9. Occurrences that involve an emergency evacuation are not counted as an accident unless someone receives serious injuries or the aircraft as otherwise sustained significant damage

    Note 1.- Regarding aircraft damage which adversely affects the structural strength, performance or flight characteristics, the aircraft may have landed safely, but cannot be safely dispatched on a further sector without repair.


    Note 2.- If the aircraft can be safely dispatched after minor repairs and subsequently undergoes more extensive work to effect a permanent repair, then the occurrence would not be classified as an accident; likewise, if the aircraft can be dispatched under the CDL with the affected component removed, missing or inoperative, the repair would not be considered as a major repair and consequently the occurrence would not be considered an accident.


    Note 3.- The cost of repairs, or estimated loss, such as provided by insurance companies may provide an indication of the damage sustained but should not be used as the sole guide as to whether the damage is sufficient to count the occurrence as an accident; likewise, an aircraft may be considered a “hull loss” because it is uneconomic to repair, without it having incurred sufficient damage to be classified as an accident.


    [a] Amended by G.S.R. No. 338 (E) dated 28th March 2018

Notification of Occurence

Any accident or incident in the Indian Airspace is to be notified to AAIB as per the Aircraft (Investigation of Accidents and Incidents) Rules, 2017. It is to be notified by the Pilot-in-Command of the aircraft or (in case of his death or incapacitation due to the accident) by the next responsible person i.e, the owner, the operator, the hirer or any other person on whose behalf the Pilot was in command of the aircraft or any relevant person as the case may be. It must be notified as soon as it is reasonably practicable but in any case not later than twenty-four hours after one becomes aware of the accident or the incident.

The information of the occurrence is also to be given to the “Officer-in-Charge” of the nearest Police Station of the accident or incident site and also to the District Magistrate.

The notification shall be in plain language and contain as much of the following information as is readily available, namely:-
    (a) abbreviation “ACCID” be used for accidents and for incidents “INCID” be used.
    (b) manufacturer, model, nationality, registration marks and serial number of the aircraft;
    (c) name of owner, operator and hirer, if any, of the aircraft;
    (d) qualification of the pilot-in-command, nationality of crew as well as passengers;
    (e) date and time of the accident or incident;
    (f) last point of departure and point of intended landing of the aircraft;
    (g) position of the aircraft with reference to some easily defined geographical point and latitude and longitude;
    (h) number of crew and passengers; aboard, killed and seriously injured; others, killed and seriously injured;
    (i) description of the accident or incident and the extent of damage to the aircraft so far as is known;
    (j) physical characteristics of the accident or incident area, as well as an indication of access difficulties or special requirements to reach the site;
    (k) presence and description of dangerous goods on board the aircraft, but notification shall not be delayed due to the lack of complete information.

The notification can be sent by e-mail to aaib.moca@gov.in and dg.aaib-moca@gov.in
Information can also be communicated on telephone no +91-11-24654017, +91-11-24654027.


Sl.No Corrigendum
1.Corrigendum dated 15.07.2019 to F no. AV-15029-2-2016-DG dt. 14.03.2016
2.Corrigendum dated 28.05.19 to F no. 12011-9-2018-AAIB dt. 08.11.2018
3.Corrigendum dated 28.05.19 to F no. 12012-1-2018-AAIB dt. 18.10.2018
4.Corrigendum dated 28.05.19 to F no. 15020-05-2018-AAIB dt. 12.07.2018
5.Corrigendum dated 28.05.19 to F no. 15020-02-2018-AAIB dt. 09.02.2018
6.Corrigendum dated 28.05.19 to F no. 15020-01-2017-AAIB dt. 23.10.2017
7.Corrigendum dated 31.05.19 to F no. 11011-08-2018-AAIB dt. 22.11.2018
8.Corrigendum dated 31.05.19 to F no. 15013-08-2017-AAIB dt. 04.12.2017
9.Corrigendum dated 28.05.19 to F no. 12011-08-2018-AAIB dt. 17.10.2018
10.Corrigendum dated 28.05.19 to F no. 15020-01-2018-AAIB dt. 30.01.2018
11.Corrigendum dated 28.05.19 to F no. 15020-04-2018-AAIB dt. 01.05.2018
12.Corrigendum dated 28.05.19 to F no. 15020-06-2018-AAIB dt. 31.07.2018

Orders

2012

ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-KPC AT PUNE AIRPORT ON 07.09.2012.
2. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PHH AT KATRA VALLEY, JAMMU & KASHMIR ON 30.12.2012.
3. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-TBA AT GODHRA (GUJARAT) ON 29.08.2012.

4. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-UPN AT LUCKNOW ON 22.09.2012.

SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT A6-EBO WHILE OPERATING FLIGHT EK 373 (BANGKOK-DUBAI) ON 07.11.2012.
2. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-AXE AT MANGALORE AIRPORT ON 14.08.2012.

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2013


ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-BUD AT BARAMATI AIRFIELD, BARAMATI ON 29.06.2013.
2. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-FGE AT SITADONGRI CHINDWARA DISTRICT MADHYA PRADESH ON 24.12.2013.
3. ACCIDENT TO MOTOR GLIDER VT-GJH AT DEOGHAR AIRSTRIP JHARKHAND ON 07.08.2013.
4. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-HGB AT (TUKAWADE) THANE ON 29.09.2013.
5. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-HPC AT AHMEDABAD ON 14.08.2013.
6. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PED AT RAMBARA NEAR KEDARNATH SHRINE, UTTARAKHAND ON 21.06.2013.
7. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PHZ AT HARSIL HELIPAD UTTRAKHAND ON 28.06.2013.
8. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-TBE AT SHRI KEDARNATH JI ON 24.07.2013.

SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT OF AIR PROXIMITY BETWEEN AIRCRAFTS (VT-SPJ) AND IGO286 (VT-IEB) AT DELHI ON 02.09.2013.
2. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-EGK AT IGI AIRPORT NEW DELHI ON 04.01.2013.
3. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-ELR NEAR CHOWRA ISLAND ON 20.11.2013.
4. SERIOUS INCIDENT OF RUNWAY INCURSION BETWEEN GOW 336 AND INDIAN AIR FORCE FLIGHT VUDBL AT DELHI ON 02.10.2013.
5. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-IEW AT MUMBAI AIRPORT ON 09.03.2013.
6. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SCL AT MUMBAI ON 12.04.2013.
7. SERIOUS TAIL STRIKE INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SUH AT TUTICORIN AIRPORT ON 28.07.2013.

2014


ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT AIRCRAFT VT-CAX AT SALON NEAR FURSATGANJ AIRFIELD RAIBARELI ON 20.03.2014.
2. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-DAR AT GUWAHATI ON 28.11.2014.
3. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ESH AT JAIPUR ON 05.01.2014.
4. FATAL ACCIDENT AIRCRAFT VT-EUE AT INDORE ON 19.11.2014.
5. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-HRA AT CHANDIGARH AIRPORT ON 27.03.2014.
6. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SGK AT SURAT ON 06.11.2014.
7. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT- SGN AT KANPUR ON 03.09.2014.

SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT OF AIR PROXIMITY BETWEEN AIRCRAFT VT-ANE AND AIRCRAFT VT-TLE AT MUMBAI ON 30.01.2014.
2. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ESI AT COCHIN ON 21.08.2014.
3. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JCS AT HYDERABAD ON 07.06.2014.
4. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JCS AT BENGALURU ON 13.06.2014.
5. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JCZ AT DELHI ON 14.08.2014.
6. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-MAB AT CHAKWALI VILLAGE, NEAR SAHARANPUR ON 08-04-2014.
7. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SGU AT DELHI ON 05.01.2014.
8. SERIOUS INCIDENT OF PILOT INCAPACITATION TO AIRCRAFT VT-SZD AT HYDERABAD ON 08.01.2014.

2015


ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO BORDER SECURITY FORCE SKA B-200 AIRCRAFT VT-BSA NEAR IGI AIRPORT, DELHI ON 22.12.2015.
2. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-ELJ AT MELURI ON 24.11.2015.
3. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JGA AT KHAJURAHO AIRPORT ON 13.04.2015.
4. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT- JKB AT KATRA, JAMMU ON 23.11.2015.
5. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PHK AT KHONSA ON 04.08.2015.
6. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PWF AT BOMBAY HIGH ON 04.11.2015.
7. GROUND FATAL ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SCQ AT MUMBAI ON 16.12.2015.
8. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SUA AT HUBLI ON 08.03.2015.
9. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SUC AT JABALPUR ON 04.12.2015.
10. FATAL ACCIDENT TO MICROLIGHT AIRCRAFT VT-USO AT BEGURKOLI, COORG DISTRICT ON 02.05.2015.

SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT B-HUL AT IGI AIRPORT DELHI ON 27.07.2015.
2. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JFA AT COCHIN ON 18.08.2015.
3. SERIOUS INCIDENT (PILOT INCAPACITATION) TO AIRCRAFT VT-JFA WHILE OPERATING FLIGHT 9W-63 (BANGKOK – DELHI) ON 07/05/2015.
4. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JGE AT KOLKATA AIRPORT ON 14.01.2015.
5. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-PPD AT MUMBAI ON 15.02.2015.

2016


ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JBG AT GOA ON 27.12.2016.
2. ACCIDENT TO SUPER BLANIK GLIDER VT-GLK AT GONDHALE NAGAR , PUNE ON 09.03.2016.
3. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JGD AT MUMBAI AIRPORT ON 03.03.2016.
4. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PHB NEAR JUHU, MUMBAI ON 11.12.2016.
5. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JCX AT INDORE ON 07.05.2016.
6. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-EOQ AT DELHI ON 24.05.2016.
7. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-LTA AT CHENNAI ON 06.07.2016.
SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT BETWEEN AIRCRAFTS VT-JBE AND VT-EDD AT DELHI ON 30.01.2016.
2. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JCL AT BANGALORE ON 15.06.2016.
3. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JEK AT LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT ON 30.08.2016.
4. SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING AIRCRAFT VT-KMB AT BANSWARA ON 27.10.2016.
5. SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING MS INDIGO AIRCRAFT VT-IFP (A320) AND MS KUWAIT AIRWAYS AIRCRAFT 9K-APA (A330-200) AT MUMBAI ON 30.11.2016.
6. SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING AIRCRAFT VT-ALJ AT AHEMDABAD ON 23.02.2016.
7. SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING AIRCRAFT VT-AND AT DELHI ON 10.11.2016.
8. SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING AIRCRAFT VT-SUE AT TIRUPATI ON 17.09.2016.
9. SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING AIRCRAFT VT-IFO AND PHBHG AT DELHI ON 02.11.2016.
10. SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING AIRCRAFT VT-IEM AT KOLKATA ON 11.12.2016.
11. SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING AIRCRAFT VT-JFP AT NAGPUR ON 02.12.2016.

2017


ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-AYB ON AT COCHIN AIRPORT 04.09.2017.
2. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-CMM AT NILANGA, LATUR ON 25.05.2017.
3. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-DDA AT CHINTAGUFA HELIPAD, CHHATTISGARH ON 26.04.2017.
4. ACCIDENT INVOLVING AIRCRAFT VT-NFMAT GONDIA ON 26.04.2017.
5. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT- NRK AT BADRINATH JI HELIPAD, UTTARAKHAND ON 10.06.2017.
6. ACCIDENT TO AIRCEAFT VT-BCA AT DATARTI VILL. 01.12.2017.

SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ESL AT JAMMU AIRPORT ON 09.06.2017.
2. PILOT INCAPACITATION DURING FLIGHT ON AIRCRAFT VT-IAR WHILE OPERATING SECTOR KOLKATAHYDERABAD ON 27.04.2017.
3. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JTD AT DHAKA ON 22.01.2017.
4. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SUL AT IGI AIRPORT, DELHI ON 08.11.2017.
5. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SUM AT NAGPUR ON 24.11.2017.
6. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JVG AT DELHI ON 24.04.2017.
7. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JRT AT VARANASI ON 16.04.2017
8. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JBF AT MUMBAI ON 21.08.2017
9. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SGZ AT MUMBAI ON 19.09.2017.
10. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT GZBKT AT DELHI ON 07.10.2017.

2018


ACCIDENT

ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ABK AT MEHSANA ON 24.11.2018
ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-AYD AT TRICHY ON 12.10.2018
ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PHD AT KURGIAKH ON 03.10.2018
ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PWA AT 30 NM FROM JUHU ON 13.01.2018
ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-RGC AT HYDERABAD ON 21.11.2018
ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-UDN AT JAIPUR ON 07.08.2018
ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-UPZ AT MUMBAI ON 28.06.2018
ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-PTD AT SARYU RIVER BED ON 26.04.2018

SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-IEM AT NAGPUR AIRSPACE ON 28.01.2018.
2. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-TNE AND VT-SCA AT MUMBAI AIRSPACE ON 07.02.2018.
3. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-IYD AT HYDERABAD AIRPORT ON 28.03.2018.
4. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ITW AND INDIAN NAVY AT CHENNAI AIRSPACE ON 21.05.2018.
5. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-AIX AT SHIRDI AIRPORT ON 21.05.2018.
6. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-IFP AND VT-ITP AT BANGALURU AIRSPACE ON 10.07.2018.
7. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-WGJ AT BANGALORE ON 01.09.2018
8. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JGS AT JAIPUR AIRPORT ON 20.09.2018.
9. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ALN AT MUMBAI AIRPORT ON 15.10.2018.
10. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-IHJ AND AIR ASIA IAD 583 AT KOLKATA AIRSPACE ON 15.10.2018.
11. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT HZAK14 AT KOLKATA AIRSPACE ON 16.10.2018.
12. SERIOUS INCIDENT JET AIRWAY FLIGHT NO. JA170 AND AIR INDIA FLIGHT NO. AI 634 TO AT MUMBAI AIRSPACE ON 07.11.2018.
13. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ITR AT KOLKATA AIRPORT ON 10.12.2018.
14. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JCN AT INDORE ON 16.12.2018.
15. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT NCR840, KLM875 AND EVA061 AT DELHI AIRSPACE ON 22.12.2018.

2019


ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-RDX AT BARAMATI ON 05.02.2019.
2. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-TEH AT GUNA ON 14.02.2019.
3. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SYK AT MUMBAI ON 01.07.2019.
SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ITW AT CHENNAI AIRPORT ON 03.01.2019.
2. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ITQ AT LUCKNOW AIRPORT ON 21.01.2019.
3. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-AIX AT DIU AIRPORT ON 26.01.2019.
4. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-WGT AT LUCKNOW AIRPORT ON 07.03.2019.
5. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-GVO AT KATRA HELIPAD ON 21.03.2019.
6. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ITJ AT GUWAHATI AIRPORT ON 24.03.2019.
7. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-IVB AT JAIPUR AIRPORT ON 01.04.2019.
8. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ITG AT PUNE AIRPORT ON 02.04.2019.
9. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SGJ AT SHIRDI AIRPORT ON 29.04.2019.
10. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ITP AT DELHI AIRPORT ON 29.06.2019.
11. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-AYA AT MANGALORE AIRPORT ON 30.06.2019.
12. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SUM AT SURAT AIRPORT ON 30.06.2019.

Reports

Reports before 2012 are available on DGCA Website

2012

ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-KPC AT PUNE AIRPORT ON 07.09.2012.
2. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PHH AT KATRA VALLEY, JAMMU & KASHMIR ON 30.12.2012.
3. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-TBA AT GODHRA (GUJARAT) ON 29.08.2012.

SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT A6-EBO WHILE OPERATING FLIGHT EK 373 (BANGKOK-DUBAI) ON 07.11.2012.
2. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-AXE AT MANGALORE AIRPORT ON 14.08.2012.

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2013


ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-BUD AT BARAMATI AIRFIELD, BARAMATI ON 29.06.2013.
2. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-FGE AT SITADONGRI CHINDWARA DISTRICT MADHYA PRADESH ON 24.12.2013.
3. ACCIDENT TO MOTOR GLIDER VT-GJH AT DEOGHAR AIRSTRIP JHARKHAND ON 07.08.2013.
4. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-HGB AT (TUKAWADE) THANE ON 29.09.2013.
5. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-HPC AT AHMEDABAD ON 14.08.2013.
6. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT- PED AT RAMBARA NEAR KEDARNATH SHRINE, UTTARAKHAND ON 21.06.2013.
7. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PHZ AT HARSIL HELIPAD UTTRAKHAND ON 28.06.2013.
8. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-TBE AT SHRI KEDARNATH JI ON 24.07.2013.

SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT OF AIR PROXIMITY BETWEEN AIRCRAFTS (VT-SPJ) AND IGO286 (VT-IEB) AT DELHI ON 02.09.2013.
2. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-EGK AT IGI AIRPORT NEW DELHI ON 04.01.2013.
3. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-ELR NEAR CHOWRA ISLAND ON 20.11.2013.
4. SERIOUS INCIDENT OF RUNWAY INCURSION BETWEEN GOW 336 AND INDIAN AIR FORCE FLIGHT VUDBL AT DELHI ON 02.10.2013.
5. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-IEW AT MUMBAI AIRPORT ON 09.03.2013.
6. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SCL AT MUMBAI ON 12.04.2013.
7. SERIOUS TAIL STRIKE INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SUH AT TUTICORIN AIRPORT ON 28.07.2013.

2014


ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT AIRCRAFT VT-CAX AT SALON NEAR FURSATGANJ AIRFIELD RAIBARELI ON 20.03.2014.
2. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-DAR AT GUWAHATI ON 28.11.2014.
3. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ESH AT JAIPUR ON 05.01.2014.
4. FATAL ACCIDENT AIRCRAFT VT-EUE AT INDORE ON 19.11.2014.
5. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-HRA AT CHANDIGARH AIRPORT ON 27.03.2014.
6. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SGK AT SURAT ON 06.11.2014.
7. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT- SGN AT KANPUR ON 03.09.2014.

SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT OF AIR PROXIMITY BETWEEN AIRCRAFT VT-ANE AND AIRCRAFT VT-TLE AT MUMBAI ON 30.01.2014.
2. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ESI AT COCHIN ON 21.08.2014.
3. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JCS AT HYDERABAD ON 07.06.2014.
4. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JCS AT BENGALURU ON 13.06.2014.
5. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JCZ AT DELHI ON 14.08.2014.
6. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT- MAB AT CHAKWALI VILLAGE, NEAR SAHARANPUR ON 08-04-2014.
7. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SGU AT DELHI ON 05.01.2014.
8. SERIOUS INCIDENT OF PILOT INCAPACITATION TO AIRCRAFT VT-SZD AT HYDERABAD ON 08.01.2014.

2015


ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO BORDER SECURITY FORCE SKA B-200 AIRCRAFT VT-BSA NEAR IGI AIRPORT, DELHI ON 22.12.2015.
2. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-ELJ AT MELURI ON 24.11.2015.
3. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JGA AT KHAJURAHO AIRPORT ON 13.04.2015.
4. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT- JKB AT KATRA, JAMMU ON 23.11.2015.
5. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PHK AT KHONSA ON 04.08.2015.
6. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PWF AT BOMBAY HIGH ON 04.11.2015.
7. GROUND FATAL ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SCQ AT MUMBAI ON 16.12.2015.
8. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SUA AT HUBLI ON 08.03.2015.
9. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SUC AT JABALPUR ON 04.12.2015.
10. FATAL ACCIDENT TO MICROLIGHT AIRCRAFT VT-USO AT BEGURKOLI, COORG DISTRICT ON 02.05.2015.

SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT B-HUL AT IGI AIRPORT DELHI ON 27.07.2015.
2. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JFA AT COCHIN ON 18.08.2015.
3. SERIOUS INCIDENT (PILOT INCAPACITATION) TO AIRCRAFT VT-JFA WHILE OPERATING FLIGHT 9W-63 (BANGKOK – DELHI) ON 07/05/2015.
4. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JGE AT KOLKATA AIRPORT ON 14.01.2015.
5. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-PPD AT MUMBAI ON 15.02.2015.

2016


ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT- JBG AT GOA ON 27.12.2016.
2. ACCIDENT TO SUPER BLANIK GLIDER VT-GLK AT GONDHALE NAGAR , PUNE ON 09.03.2016.
3. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JGD AT MUMBAI AIRPORT ON 03.03.2016.
4. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PHB NEAR JUHU, MUMBAI ON 11.12.2016.
5. Final investigation report on accident involving Jet Airways B-737 aircraft VT-JCX at Indore on 07.05.2016.
SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT BETWEEN AIRCRAFTS VT-JBE AND VT-EDD AT DELHI ON 30.01.2016.
2. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JCL AT BANGALORE ON 15.06.2016.
3. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JEK AT LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT ON 30.08.2016.
4. SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING AIRCRAFT VT-KMB AT BANSWARA ON 27.10.2016.
5. FINAL REPORT ON SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING MS INDIGO AIRCRAFT VT-IFP (A320) AND MS KUWAIT AIRWAYS AIRCRAFT 9K-APA (A330-200) AT MUMBAI ON 30.11.2016.

2017


ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-AYB ON AT COCHIN AIRPORT 04.09.2017.
2. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT- CMM AT NILANGA, LATUR ON 25.05.2017.
3. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT- DDA AT CHINTAGUFA HELIPAD, CHHATTISGARH ON 26.04.2017.
4. ACCIDENT INVOLVING AIRCRAFT VT-NFMAT GONDIA ON 26.04.2017.
5. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT- NRK AT BADRINATH JI HELIPAD, UTTARAKHAND ON 10.06.2017.

6. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT- BCA AT DATARTI VILLAGE on 01.12.2017

SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-ESL AT JAMMU AIRPORT ON 09.06.2017.
2. PILOT INCAPACITATION DURING FLIGHT ON AIRCRAFT VT-IAR WHILE OPERATING SECTOR KOLKATAHYDERABAD ON 27.04.2017.
3. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JTD AT DHAKA ON 22.01.2017.
4. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SUL AT IGI AIRPORT, DELHI ON 08.11.2017.
5. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-SUM AT NAGPUR ON 24.11.2017.
6. SERIOUS INCIDENT OF PILOT INCAPACITATION TO AIRCRAFT VT-SZD AT HYDERABAD ON 08.01.2017.

2018


ACCIDENT

1. ACCIDENT TO HELICOPTER VT-PWA AT 30 NM FROM JUHU ON 13.01.2018
2. ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT- RGC AT HYDERABAD ON 21.11.2018.

SERIOUS INCIDENT

1. SERIOUS INCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-JGS AT MUMBAI AIRPORT ON 20.09.2018.

2019


ACCIDENT

1.ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-RDX AT BARAMATI AIRPORT 05.02.2019.
2.ACCIDENT TO AIRCRAFT VT-TEH AT GUNA ON 14.02.2019.

SERIOUS INCIDENT

Protection Of Evidence

  1. For investigation of accidents and incidents, it is pertinent to ensure quick protection and safe custody of evidences. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau shall be the sole agency regarding the custody of the evidence collected during the investigation including the wreckage and recorders. Investigator-in-Charge (IIC) shall have unhampered access to the wreckage, all relevant material and information (including flight recorders and Air Traffic Services records) etc. He shall have unrestricted control so as to allow him to conduct the investigation in a fair and transparent manner.
  2. In case of an accident or incident, the aircraft and its components shall not be removed or otherwise interfered with by anyone except by a person authorised by the DG, AAIB. The exception can, however, be made i.r.o persons so authorized by DG, AAIB to conduct search and rescue operations for the purpose of extricating persons or animals dead or alive or preventing the destruction of the aircraft and its contents by fire or other cause or preventing any damage or obstruction to the public or to air navigation or to other transport.
  3. The aircraft operator or owner shall also ensure that the data from Flight Recorders is preserved in case of accidents, incidents and/or any occurrence involving the following:-
    • Any failure of aircraft primary structure.
    • Damage which necessitates repair before further flight due to ingestion, collision, meteorological conditions, hard or overweight landing, overheating, incorrect technique or practices etc.
    • Any incident where any minor injury is sustained by a passenger or member of the crew while on board the aircraft e.g. injury to a passenger as a result of turbulence, scalding of a member of the cabin staff as a result of faulty design, inadequate servicing or the incorrect handling of galley equipment.
    • Declaration of an emergency situation.
    • Emergency evacuation of the aircraft.
    • Fire or Explosion.
    • Fire or Smoke warning
    • In-flight engine shut-down (IFSD) or significant loss of power.
    • Significant leakage of fuel, hydraulic fluid or oil.
    • Toxic smoke or fumes in crew, passenger or freight compartments.
    • Rejected take-off
    • Unintentional deviation from the intended track or attitude caused by a procedural, systems or equipment defect.
    • Precautionary or forced landing.
    • Baulked landing and Bounced Landing.
    • Overshoot/Over-running the ends or sides of the runway or landing strip.
    • Reduced separation between two or more aircraft which is less than prescribed for the situation.
    • Runway obstructed by foreign objects.
    • All undershoots/overshoots or aircraft leaving the runway paved areas.
    • Collision between moving aircraft and vehicles or any other ground equipment.
    • Difficulty in controlling intoxicated, violent or armed passengers.
    • In case of pilot incapacitation.
  4. Confidentiality of Information
    The confidentiality of information obtained from the evidences taken into custody by the AAIB ought to be absolute. The information collected is protected under Aircraft (Investigation of Accidents and Incidents) Rules, 2017 and can be used only for the purpose of Investigation.
  5. Role of Aerodrome operator in preservation of Evidence following an Accident or Incident
  6. Action required by Police authorities in case of Aircraft Accidents and Incidents.

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