Accident Investigation

Accident Investigation

Getting an investigation right is extremely important

In Australia it is the responsibility of the ATSB to investigate an aircraft accident, however, this does not absolve you from conducting your own investigation, especially if you have a Safety Management System.

In fact, CASA may request your internal report and expect it within a short time frame. The ATSB may take several years to finalise an investigation, depending on the complexity of the investigation.

We often find that an organisation is not equipped to carry out an effective internal investigation, and sometimes we find that a level of independence is required.

Our investigations use the ICAO Manual of Aircraft Accident and Incident investigation as guidance, and we investigate using a just culture process. Depending on the actual accident or incident, our report is usually finalised within 2-6 weeks.

We are also able to investigate an accident on behalf of Insurance companies, or other legal bodies that require an explanation of what has caused an accident.

Our Aviation Investigator is our Managing Director, Dennis Hill. Dennis has been extensively trained in aviation accident investigation and holds a Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation.

Dennis has carried out in excess of 50 independent accident investigations throughout Australia including;

  • Wheels up landing
  • Wire strike during landing
  • Landing on a closed runway
  • In-flight engine shutdown
  • Car 30 Maintenance error
  • Part 145 Maintenance error
  • Collision with ground, fatality
  • Disorientation after takeoff event
  • Aircraft loading error (B777); and many more.

Dennis has also reviewed thousands of incidents for various clients providing input into causal events.

If you would like us to investigate, remember that time can be critical as some evidence may perish or become unreliable over time.

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