Accident Investigation

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Accident Prevention and Investigation Bureau has been established with the following objectives:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation
  • Identify all root causes of the Accident
  • Formulate safety recommendations
  • Preventing a recurrence
  • Avoiding apportion blame

and the department's role is to:

  • Investigate aircraft Accident and Incidents That Occurred in Ethiopian airspace related that Occurred in Ethiopian airspace related To Civil Aircraft operations and publish reports on the final results in a accordance with Ethiopian Legislation and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex-13
  • Prevent aircraft Accidents and Incidents and improve Aviation Safety by determining the cause Safety Recommendations intended to prevent recurrence.
  • Assure all facts and circumstances leading to an accident or incident are recorded (data base) and evaluated and that action is taken to prevent similar occurrence in the future.
  • Follow up implementation of Aviation Safety Recommendations.

How to Report an Aviation Accident

It is very essential that all aviation accidents and serious incident involving civil registered aircraft be notified immediately to Accident prevention & Investigation Bureau (APIB) by the most expedition’s mean’s.

Anyone who witnesses an aviation accident should voluntarily report the accident immediately to APIB, In addition to alerting emergency service as required.

It is possible that by the time you are advised of an accident or serious incident some one else may have already reported to APIB. This should not deter you from reporting the situation and providing as much information as possible.

  • Aircraft type and its registration
  • Location of the accident, including
  • Direction on how to reach the scene
  • Date and time of the accident
  • Extent of any injuries to the occupants or other
  • Nature of the accident or description of occurrences
  • Name and Telephone number of the originator of the advice and other Information