Updated June 1, 2019
As defined by the Convention on International Civil Aviation, an aviation accident is “an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft, which takes place from the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until all such persons have disembarked, and in which (a) a person is fatally or seriously injured, (b) the aircraft sustains significant damage or structural failure, or (c) the aircraft goes missing or becomes completely inaccessible.”
On the other hand, an incident is defined as “an occurrence, other than an accident, associated with the operation of an aircraft that affects or could affect the safety of operation.”
Aviation accidents and incidents may involve private, military, and commercial airplanes or helicopters.
Typically, there is not a single cause of an aviation accident, but a combination of several factors. These factors may include:
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