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The Civil Aviation (Investigation of Air Accidents and Incidents) Regulations 2018

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Obligation to investigate accidents and serious incidents occurring outside the United Kingdom

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11.—(1) Insofar as it is practicable to do so, the Chief Inspector must cause a safety investigation to be conducted in accordance with Annex 13 and these Regulations where—

(a)an accident or serious incident occurs in or over a country or territory other than the United Kingdom or any other Contracting State;

(b)the accident or serious incident involves an aircraft in respect of which the United Kingdom is—

(i)the State of Registry;

(ii)the State of the Operator;

(iii)the State of Design; or

(iv)the State of Manufacture; and

(c)an investigation is not conducted by another State.

(2) In this regulation—

“Contracting State” means any State which is party to the Chicago Convention;

“investigation” (in sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (1) only) means a process conducted, other than by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, for the purposes of accident and incident prevention, which includes the gathering and analysis of information, the drawing of conclusions (including the determination of causes and contributing factors) and, when appropriate, the making of safety recommendations; and

“State of Registry”, “State of the Operator”, “State of Design” and “State of Manufacture” have the meanings given by Chapter 1 of Annex 13.

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