Notification to the Authority
The Accident and Incident Investigations Department (AIID) should be notified immediately through the information provided on the website upon occurring of an Incident occurs within the territory of the Republic of South Africa into any aircraft or in foreign territory to an aircraft registered in South Africa. All notifications should be forwarded to the Investigator on call and Manager: Accident and Incident Investigations their respective contact details are available on the CAA website 24/7 hrs. This notification could be in the form of a telephone call or e-mail. In the event of an occurrence, it is most probable that one or more of the following will notify Civil Aviation Authority and Accident Investigation Department:
Air Traffic Controller
The legal responsibility for notification of an Incident rests first with commander of the aircraft or, if he be killed or incapacitated, then the operator and if the occurrence is in foreign territory, the State of Occurrence. If the Incident occurs on or adjacent to an aerodrome, then the aerodrome operator is also required to notify the Incident. The notification is required to be passed to the Authority by the quickest means and giving, as far as possible, the required information mentioned in the paragraph below.
Recording of Notification
The recording should be made using an Accident/Incident Recording form format as approved; the recording must contain the following information.
Reports should therefore be forwarded to the investigator on call, as listed below:
How to become an investigator
Aircraft accident reports
Occurrence reports & graphs