The causes of an aircraft accident or serious incident must be identified in order to prevent repeated occurrences. The identification of causal factors is best accomplished through a properly conducted investigation. The investigation personnel must be trained in different areas, e. g. starting with accident prevention measures up to autopsy examinations.

TCAA Training Program (Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation):

  • Accident investigation authority (AAIB) personnel training
  • Aviation English Training
  • Technical investigator training
  • Accident investigators
  • General introduction
  • Accident notification procedures
  • Investigation management
  • Investigators’ equipment
  • Accident site safety
  • Protection of evidence
  • Initial action at the accident site
  • Information gathering techniques
  • Communication and recording media
  • Witness interviews
  • Recorders
  • Examination of relevant maintenance documents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Survival aspects
  • Structures
  • Systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Power plants
  • Rotary wing aircraft
  • Organizational information
  • Human performance
  • Determination of the flight crew’s suitability for the flight
  • Methods of analysing the factual information gathered
  • Report writing