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Old 11th Jan 2017, 20:13   #1 (permalink)
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AAIB investigation question

A few days ago a light aircraft had a forced landing in a field behind our house (although not reported here on PPRuNe). Emergency services used but no-one badly hurt. said to be caused by engine failure.
Newspaper said that AAIB informed but will take no further action as no-one was injured in the crash.
I personally know of crashes caused by engine failure being investigated where no-one was hurt with full reports then issued.
I was under the impression that the AAIB checked into every aircraft crash in the UK, is it correct that they now only do so if there are injuries?
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 20:27   #2 (permalink)
 
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A forced landing is not a crash. AAIB would not be interested. You need to know your air law.
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 21:31   #3 (permalink)
 
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Hello funfly

I hope I don't sound too nitpicking but you said "but no-one badly hurt" which tends to imply there was some sort of injury. The news report you quote said "no one was hurt" hence the reluctance of the AAIB to investigate.

If this was the Skybolt in Cheshire I believe it was a successful landing and thus not an accident..........
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The AAIB would be interested if there was an airframe or engine issue:

https://www.gov.uk/government/public...rious-incident
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The AAIB would be interested if there was an airframe or engine issue:

https://www.gov.uk/government/public...rious-incident
Are you sure?
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...except for engine failure or damage, when the damage is limited to a single engine, ...
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The AAIB would be interested if there was an airframe or engine issue:

https://www.gov.uk/government/public...rious-incident
As an aside - I was appalled at the errors in just the first few paragraphs of that document - here in the UK a government body may talk about "tyres", but "tires" is the present-continuous 3rd-person plural participle of a verb.

Similarly they should not talk about "minor damages to main rotor blades" except in describing what a civil court has awarded to those main rotor blades (and only then after establishing that the main rotor blades are sufficiently sentient as to have presumed civil rights).

Bah Humbug!

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