September 23, 2010 | Mark Paradies

APA Supports European Commission Accident Investigation Regulation

The Allied Pilots Association has announced support for a new European accident investigation regulation. Part of the regulation states that the “sole objective of accident investigation is to prevent future accidents without attributing blame or liability.”

The press release had the following quote:

We commend the European Commission for ensuring that the focus of the accident-investigation process is placed where it should be–on identifying causal factors to help prevent a recurrence,” said APA President Captain David Bates. “Accident investigations should not be about assigning blame or determining liability.”

For the complete press release, see:

http://www.alliedpilots.org/public/publicrelations/pressreleases/20100922.pdf

For more about the regulation, see:

http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/transport/air_transport/l24088_en.htm

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