Sector Aviation

Investigation into flying over conflict zones follow-up recommendations MH17 report

Introduction

The Dutch Safety Board will conduct an investigation to assess the follow-up of its recommendations regarding flying over conflict zones, published in the final report ‘MH17 Crash’. The Dutch Safety Board wants to determine the measures that parties have taken regarding ​​airspace management in conflict zones and in sharing information about threats. The Board also will investigate how operators take into account overflying conflict zones in their risk analyses and in how they give account of the chosen routes.

Statistics

  • Start date 22 mrt. 2018
  • End date
  • Type investigationFull
  • Status investigationOpen

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Investigation

  • The Dutch Safety Board will conduct an investigation to assess the follow-up of its recommendations regarding flying over conflict zones, published in the final report ‘MH17 Crash’. The Dutch Safety Board wants to determine the measures that parties have taken regarding ​​airspace management in conflict zones and in sharing information about threaths. The Board also will investigate how operators take into account overflying conflict zones in their risk analyses and in how they give account of the chosen routes.

    In accordance with the legal requirements, the Dutch Safety Board examines what parties have done with the results of the investigation and its recommendations. In 2016, the Dutch Safety Board announced that the follow-up of the recommendations MH17 takes time and will therefore assess in 2018 whether the recommendations have been followed.

    The Board  operates based on the Dutch Kingdom Act. This investigation is conducted in accordance with the international standards for aircraft accident and incident investigation (ICAO Annex 13). The results will be published by the Dutch Safety Board in a final report.

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