Notification of Deaths

Notification of Deaths on UK Registered Aircraft

The Regulations regarding the registration of Births, Deaths and Missing Persons are laid down in the Civil Aviation (Births, Deaths and Missing. Persons) Regulations, 1948, as amended, made pursuant to Section 83 of the Civil Aviation Act, 1982.  To view a guide to the legislative requirements see CAA Doc 208.

In general terms, if a death occurs on board an aircraft (which is not the consequence of an aircraft accident) anywhere in the world the owner of the aircraft needs to notify the CAA of the death by completing the Notification of Deaths form and returning it to the Aircraft Registration Section.

If a death occurs as the consequence of an aircraft accident within the UK there is no requirement to complete the Notification of Deaths form.

If a death occurs as the consequence of an aircraft accident outside of the UK the owner of the aircraft needs to notify the CAA of the death by completing the Notification of Deaths form.

Once a death is registered by the CAA a copy is then sent to the appropriate Registrars Office for any relevant certificates to be issued.

Details of the UK Register Offices are as follows :-

General Register Office
Smedley Hydro, Trafalgar Road
Southport
PR8 2HH

Telephone  (0300) 123 1837

General Register Office for Scotland
Ladywell House, Ladywell Road
Edinburgh
EH12 7TF

Telephone  (0131) 314 4223

Registrar of Births Deaths & Marriages
Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester Street
Belfast
BT1 4HL

Telephone  (028) 9022 3211