Aviation Investigation Bureau

Aviation Investigation Bureau

Aviation Investigation Bureau

About the Aviation Investigation Bureau

It was established as an office independent from the Civil Aviation Authority to investigate aircraft accidents and incidents. It was called the Aircraft Accidents and Incidents Investigation Office. The Minister defines a regulation setting out the rules for investigating aircraft accidents and incidents in accordance with Annex 13 of the Treaty, with the aim of raising the level of aviation safety and preventing accidents and incidents.

The office seeks to develop and manage an integrated safety system that enjoys the highest levels of security and safety in order to enhance transportation safety and efficiency, and contribute to achieving sustainable development and communication between various Libyan cities within the framework of national unity and national security.

Goal and Purposes of Aviation Investigation Bureau

 

Knowing the circumstances and causes of accidents and dangerous incidents of aircraft in order to prevent their recurrence. The investigation does not aim to place blame or responsibility on any party in the accident or incident.

Investigation committees exercise their duties independently of all state authorities

Tasks and Duties Of The Aviation Investigation Bureau

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  Investigating accidents and incidents of aircraft that occur in the territory of the State.

  Investigating accidents and incidents of aircraft that take place on the high seas, or in a territory that does not belong to one of the countries with regard to aircraft registered in the country.

Participate in the investigation of accidents and incidents of aircraft that fall outside the territory of the state for aircraft registered in it, and for aircraft operated by the Libyan operator or Libyan citizens.

It may seek the assistance of any specialized agency to carry out the required investigation, or to participate in it

Publish the results of the investigation after being approved by the Minister.

Formation of investigation committees into aircraft accidents and incidents

  The Minister shall form investigation committees into aircraft accidents. The number of members of the investigation committee shall not be less than three. It may seek the assistance of persons with special expertise, whether they are from inside or outside the country, to participate in the investigation.

  The office shall form committees to investigate aircraft incidents and determine their competence, and may seek the assistance of experts to participate in the investigation.

  The chairman and members of the investigation committees into aircraft accidents and incidents shall have the capacity of the judicial officers during the investigation.

  A member of the Aircraft Accidents Investigation Committee may not be removed from the committee during the investigation except by a reasoned decision from the Minister.

Powers of the Aircraft Accidents Investigation Committees

  The chairman and members of the investigation committees have the right to enter the scene of the accident and other places that are useful for the investigation, inspect them, conduct inspections, review documents, records, references, drawings, and papers, and keep what matters to the investigation, summon people, interrogate witnesses, and assign them to present their information, papers, or things that the committee deems necessary to reveal the truth. And take the necessary measures to preserve the aircraft, its wreckage, cargo and parts, and transfer it in whole or in part to conduct the necessary tests on it.

To notify about an accident or occurrence of an aircraft

  The local authorities shall notify the Civil Aviation Authority as soon as they become aware of the occurrence of the aircraft accident in the territory of the State within its jurisdiction.

  Each member of the aircraft crew, upon the occurrence of an accident to his aircraft, shall notify the Civil Aviation Authority of the same, if his condition permits.

  Owners of national aircraft or those operated by Libyan companies or individuals or their representatives shall notify the Civil Aviation Authority of any accidents or incidents occurring to their aircraft outside the territory of the State immediately upon becoming aware of them.

  The pilots and owners of national aircraft must notify the Civil Aviation Authority of the incidents that the Civil Aviation Authority determines and which happen to their aircraft or which they see happening to other aircraft.

  The Civil Aviation Authority shall notify the office as soon as it becomes aware of it.

Assisting the security and administrative authorities in the investigation committees

 The security authorities and administrative authorities, each within its jurisdiction, must take the necessary measures to facilitate the work of the investigation committees, especially providing them with all official papers related to any accident. Instructions to facilitate her job performance.

Reporting accidents and incidents of aircraft registered in another country

 Subject to the provisions of Annex 13 of the Treaty on Aircraft Accidents Investigation, the Bureau, after learning of the occurrence of an accident involving a foreign aircraft in the territory of the State, shall report it at the earliest opportunity to:

 The country in which the aircraft is registered. The country of registry.

 The state of the operator, if it is other than the state of registration of the aircraft, the state of the operator.

 design state.

 country of manufacture.

 The International Civil Aviation Organization, when the maximum mass of the concerned aircraft exceeds 2250 kilograms if it is a turbojet aircraft.

Report of the investigation committee

 The investigation committee submitted a report on the results of its work on the accident, including its causes, the circumstances that surrounded it, and the essential evidence and information on which this result was based, along with its recommendations to the Minister.

 The state of the operator, if it is other than the state of registration of the aircraft, the state of the operator.

 design state.

 country of manufacture.

 The International Civil Aviation Organization, when the maximum mass of the concerned aircraft exceeds 2250 kilograms if it is a turbojet aircraft.

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Authenticity of the facts of the final report of the investigation committee

The facts included in the final report drawn up by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee are considered correct until the contrary is proven. The investigation of aircraft accidents may be reopened by a reasoned decision if significant new evidence appears that affects the outcome of the investigation.