Air Accident Investigations are done in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 13. All investigations are done in the interest of safety and with the overall aim of preventing similar occurrences in the future. An ICAO Annex 13 investigation is not for the purpose of apportioning blame or liability. However, its main purpose is to uncover the cause(s) of the occurrence and propose related recommendations to address the safety issues (Annex 13, Chicago Convention and Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations 2006).
1. All reportable accidents are required to be notified to the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).
2. The legal responsibility for notification of an accident rests first with the commander of the aircraft or, if he be killed or incapacitated, then the operator.
3. If the accident occurs on or adjacent to an aerodrome, then the aerodrome authority is also required to notify the Bureau.
4. The notification is required to be passed to the AIB by the quickest means giving, as far as possible, the following information: If it is an Accident or Incident;
a. The type, model, nationality and registration marks of the aircraft;
b. The names of the owner, operator and hirer (if any) of the aircraft;
c. The name of the commander of the aircraft;
d. The date and time (UTC)(Nigeria time) of the accident;
e. The last point of departure and the next point of intended landing of the aircraft involved;
f. The position of the accident in relation to some easily defined geographical location;
g. The number of:
- crew on board (COB) and number killed or seriously injured.
- passengers on board (POB) and the number killed or seriously injured.
Accident Reporting Methods:
1. 24-hour accident reporting line:
2. Online Reporting Form
4. Send details to firstname.lastname@example.org