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Report an Occurence
All accidents, serious incidents and incidents (Occurrences) are required to be notified to the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)
ACCIDENT REPORTING TELEPHONE: (24 Hour Service)
(INT) 353 - (0)1 - 604 1293 / 353 - (0) - 1 241 1777
The legal responsibility for notification of an accident or serious incident rests first with the commander of the aircraft or, if he be killed or incapacitated, then with the operator. However, any person may report an occurrence to the AAIU. If the accident occurs on or adjacent to an aerodrome, then the aerodrome authority is also required to notify the accident to the AAIU. The Garda Síochana shall report to the AAIU any aviation occurrence which has come to its notice.
The notification is required to be passed to the AAIU by the quickest means and giving, as far as possible, the following information:
(a) the identifying abbreviation "ACCID", in the case of an accident, and "INCID", in the case of a serious incident;
(b) the manufacturer, type and model, and the nationality and registration marks, of the aircraft;
(c) the name of the owner, operator and hirer, if any, of the aircraft;
(d) the name of the pilot in command of the aircraft;
(e) the date and time (local time or UTC) of the accident or serious incident;
(f) the last point of departure and next point of intended landing of the aircraft;
(g) the position of the aircraft with reference to some easily defined geographical point, and its latitude and longitude;
(h) the number of crew and passengers aboard the aircraft at the time of the accident or serious incident;
(i) the number of persons on board the aircraft killed or seriously injured as the result of the accident or serious incident;
(j) the number of persons killed or seriously injured elsewhere than on the aircraft as the result of the accident or serious incident;
(k) the nature of the accident or serious incident and the extent of the damage to the aircraft, as far as it is known;
(l) the physical characteristics of the accident or serious incident area;
(m) a description of any dangerous goods carried on board the aircraft; and
(n) the identification of the person sending the notice
Where possible the person reporting an accident to the AAIU is also required to inform the Garda Síochana of the accident and the place where it occurred.
The Garda Síochana should also inform the appropriate Civil Aviation Air Traffic Control Centre at Shannon or Dublin Airport.
Air Accident Investigation Unit
Department of Transport Tourism & Sport
Dublin 2, Ireland.
Tel (24 hr Emergency only):
+353 1 604 1293
+353 1 241 1777
+353 1 604 1292
+353 1 604 1513
+353 1 604 1514
Reporting an Occurrence
You can report an accident or an incident by ringing our 24 hour lines at:
+353 1 604 1293 or
+353 1 241 1777
Pilot Report Form
Pilots involved in an event should fill out a Pilot Report Form. You can download a PDF copy of the form or request one from the AAIU at the 24 hour line number given above.