The Function And Purpose Of Aircraft Accident Investigation: Technical Or Judicial?


The main objective of an aircraft accident investigation is to find out the most probable causes of such accident. This represents a technical investigation in nature. At the practical level, however, this report  is often used as legal evidence before the court. This paper argues that the main purpose of an aircraft acccident investigation is technical in nature and judicial investigation is carried out when the technical investigation found elements of crime that has been alleged as the most probable cause of the accident.

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Atip Latipulhayat

Senior Lecturer in Telecommunications Law and International Law Faculty of Law, Padjadjaran University, Bandung-Indonesia, Managing Partner of LHRP Law Office,