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Investigation procedures

Investigation procedures

Information on how the AAID conducts investigation process and how safety investigation reports are organized.

The investigation process
Hazards at aviation accident sites: Guidance for police and emergency personnel
The first responders to arrive at an aircraft accident site plays a critical role by rendering valuable assistance to minimize injury and loss of life, reduce property damage and preservation of evidence that is paramount to an effective investigation.

Investigation Documents
Mandatory - Aviation accident or incident notification

Civil Aviation regulations require operators to notify the AAID immediately of aircraft accidents and certain incidents.

Contact the AAID on the following numbers on a 24 hour period:

Aviation, accident and incident notifications and enquiries

Telephone :

+254 020 2729200 (24 hours) :

+254 722 778 773 :

+254 770 111 333


When giving a notification, provide the following information;

1. Type, nationality, and registration marks of the aircraft;

2. Name of owner, and operator of the aircraft;

3. Name of the pilot-in-command;

4. Date and time of the accident;

5. Last point of departure and point of intended landing of the aircraft;

6. Position of the aircraft with reference to some easily defined geographical point;

7. Number of persons aboard, number killed, and number seriously injured;

8. Nature of the accident, the weather and the extent of damage to the aircraft, so far as is known;

9. A description of any explosives, radioactive materials, or other dangerous articles carried.

Voluntary - Aviation Confidential Reporting

This is a voluntary and confidential reporting scheme.