View Full Version : OT: UK AAIB is 100 years old, re-publishes first report

Stuart Br
06-11-2012, 06:25 AM
The UK Air Accident Investigation Branch, equivalent of the NTSB for those over the pond, has reached the milestone of 100 years of aircraft accident investigation.
It has re-published the first ever investigation report.
Details of the history and the report can be found here.

As someone who started their career in the aircraft industry, I find the work and investigative techniques used by the AAIB and its international counterparts fascinating.

06-11-2012, 10:34 AM
That's really cool! Here in the states, thanks to the 'Paperwork Reduction Act', that report would go at least 100 pages and only say half as much, without reaching any conclusions...

When I was a kid, we would take my mom to the airport where she would proclaim, "That thing will never get off the ground!" As it flew away she would say, "I don't believe it." Which repeated with every take off. Dad finally got her on a plane in the early '70's, then she wanted to fly EVERYWHERE. Anyway, thanks for the post, very interesting.

06-11-2012, 04:07 PM
Very interesting.
Thanks for posting.
All aviation accidents are "Pilot error". :-(


George Bulliss
06-11-2012, 04:43 PM
All aviation accidents are "Pilot error". :-(


Either that or the other old standby, “uncontrolled impact with terrain.”