Aviation safety issues and actions

Search and rescue information

Issue number: AE-2014-054-SI-01
Who it affects: International Civil Aviation Organization
Issue owner: International Civil Aviation Organization
Transport function: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AE-2014-054
Issue release date: 03 October 2017
Current issue status: Safety action pending

Safety issue description

There is relatively limited public and official information available about the process and outcomes of some searches. It is not an explicit part of the ICAO Annex 13 guidelines for inclusion in an accident investigation report. Similarly there is no Annex 12 requirement to publish or analyse search information. This limits the ability for researchers to determine the factors that help or hinder a search.

Recommendation

Action number: AE-2014-054-SR-046
Action organisation: International Civil Aviation Organization
Date: 03 October 2017
Action status: Released

The ATSB recommends that ICAO encourages or mandates the publication of relevant information about search, rescue and recovery operations for the benefit of future research.

Recommendation

Action number: AE-2014-054-SR-047
Action organisation: ICAO Annex 13 investigation bodies
Date: 03 October 2017
Action status: Released

The ATSB recommends that ICAO Annex 13 investigation bodies should endeavour to publish relevant information about search, rescue and recovery operations for the benefit of future research.

Last update 23 August 2018