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The Investigation Report

 
Considering the technical detail that the investigation must delve into: the interviewing of witnesses, corroboration of evidence and consultation of specialist organizations, it will be appreciated that the investigation report may take an appreciable time to produce.
 
Common to all reports, the anonymity of the persons involved is protected. If necessary, the report will contain safety recommendations. As soon as the investigation is concluded, the Chief Inspector of Accidents will send a copy of the draft report to persons or organizations whose reputations may be adversely affected. They will be allowed 28 days to make written representations before the report is finalized.
 
A copy of the report will be provided by the BAAI upon request.
The notification can be found on the Incident and Accident report section.
 
Report an accident
 
If you are a witness to or have been involved in a serious incident or accident in respect to a civil registered aircraft in Malta, your assistance in the conduct of the BAAI investigation is solicited.
 
A printable Accident Report Form  and Pilots Information Form may be down loaded and used to communicate the relevant information to the Bureau.
 
Conversely, you may contact the Bureau on +356 9938 2725
Thank you for your assistance.

 
Types of Aircraft incidents of Main Interest to BAAI 
 
§      Engine failure. Failures of more than one engine on the same aircraft and failures which are not confined to the engine, excluding compressor blade and turbine bucket failures.
 
§       Fires. Fires which occur in flight, including those engine fires which are not contained in the engine.
 
§   Terrain and obstacle clearance incidents. Occurrences which result in danger of collision or actual collision with terrain or obstacles.
 
§    Flight control and stability problems. Occurrences which have caused difficulties in controlling the aircraft, e.g. aircraft system failures, weather phenomena, operation outside the approved flight envelope.
 
§      Take-off and landing incidents. Incidents such as undershooting, overrunning, running off the side of runways, wheels-up landing.
 
§      Flight crew incapacitation. Inability of any required flight crew member to perform prescribed flight duties as a result of reduced medical fitness.
 
§      Decompression. Decompression resulting in emergency descent.
 
§     Near collisions and other air traffic incidents. Near collisions and other hazardous air traffic incidents including faulty procedures or equipment failures.
 
This list can be expanded further in accordance to the examples given in ICAO Annex 13 regarding the description of serious incidents. The list below, extracted from ICAO Annex 13, is not exhaustive and only serves as guidance to the definition of serious incident.
 
§      Aborted take-offs on a closed or engaged runway.
 
§      Take-offs from a closed or engaged runway with marginal separation from obstacle(s).
 
§      Landings or attempted landings on a closed or engaged runway.
 
§       Gross failures to achieve predicted performance during take-off or initial climb.
 
§      Fires and smoke in the passenger compartment, in cargo compartments or engine fires, even though such fires were extinguished by the use of extinguishing agents.
 
§       Events requiring the emergency use of oxygen by the flight crew.
 
§       Aircraft structural failures or engine disintegrations not classified as an accident.
 
§      Multiple malfunctions of one or more aircraft systems seriously affecting the operation of the aircraft.
 
§       Fuel quantity requiring the declaration of an emergency by the pilot.
 
§      Failures of more than one system in a redundancy system mandatory for flight guidance and navigation.
 
 

Contact Information:

 Contact Name 
Bureau of Air Accident Investigation 
233, Republic Street
Valletta  VLT 1116 
 
 Telephone
+356 9938 2725

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