Importance Of Aviation Investigation

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The aviation accident investigations concentrate on improving safety. The reviews of the scientific and technical developments that have remained the driving force for the enhancing safety have gone beyond the scale of the present undertaking. Earlier legislations concentrated on aircraft impact on the ground and not safety on board. The first air regulation took place on 23 April 1784 (Bibel 23). The regulation prohibited balloons frying without a special license. The regulation gave the concept of licensing for aviation that the industry utilizes until today. In 1889, France implemented a law that required man-flight balloons to contain parachutes hence extending safety not only safety not only on the ground but also safety on board aircraft. …show more content…
The investigators of any air accident may exercise various powers for the reasons of investigating aircraft accidents. All investigators of airplane accidents have the power to call before him and examine all individuals as the investigator thinks fit, and to require such individuals to answer any questions or furnish any data. The investigators have the powers to require the preservation and protection of the aircraft and any other parts thereof, the aircraft accident sites, and all documents and records related with the occurrences. During the investigations of air accidents, the investigators have the powers to enter and search any area where he or she believes on rational grounds that there is something relevant to the conduct of an investigation of an accident and confiscate anything found in the course of the search (Bartsch 24). However, the investigator shall never exercise the powers in relation to a specific place without the consent of the individual in charge of that area unless exercised under the authority of a warrant, or because of demanding situations where investigators would not obtain a warrant. During investigation, the accident investigation regulations provide investigators with powers to disallow or limit access to the immediately nearby places where anything involved or more likely to have caused the accident is located for such period to the …show more content…
The investigator has the powers to require the individual(s) who was (were) indirectly or directly involved in the operation of an aircraft to submit to a medical examination where he or she believes on reasonable grounds that the medical condition is, or may be, relevant to the investigation going on. In addition, he or she has the powers to require a physician to give a medical data regarding a patient who the investigator believes based on reasonable grounds that such information concerning the patient remains relevant to the investigation going on (Milde 44). The aviation law allows investigators to cause an autopsy or medical examination performed on a body of a deceased person where he or she believes on certain grounds that the information derived from the autopsy and examination respectively remain relevant to the investigation carried out. In the same circumstances, the investigator has the power to require the person having custody of the body of the deceased individual to permit the performance of the autopsy or that medical examination. Lastly, the investigators have the powers to call on the local authorities of the state where the accident took place to ensure protection

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