Accident and Occurrence Reporting

How to report an accident or incident.

The objective of the MOR Scheme is to contribute to the improvement of flight safety by ensuring that relevant information on safety is reported, collected, stored, protected and disseminated. The sole objective of occurrence reporting is the prevention of accidents and incidents and not to attribute blame or liability.

Submit an Occurrence Report

CAA Forms SARG 1601, SARG 1602 and SARG 1603 will soon be discontinued.

Please use the link above to make a report online.

Occurrence Reporting in the UK

Occurrence reporting in the UK and the rest of Europe is governed by European Regulation 376/2014 published in April 2014 and applicable from 15 November 2015. It replaces previous European legislation.

The new regulation is better aligned with the principles of safety management and the CAA’s performance based approach to regulation. It requires the analysis of information, not just the reporting and collection of occurrences, and the embedding of a Just Culture.

An occurrence means any safety-related event which endangers or which, if not corrected or addressed, could endanger an aircraft, its occupants or any other person.

The purpose of occurrence reporting is to improve aviation safety by ensuring that relevant safety information relating to civil aviation is reported, collected, stored, protected, exchanged, disseminated and analysed. It is not to attribute blame or liability.

What should be reported?

The list of reportable occurrences are no longer listed in CAP 382, but instead are published in Commission Implementing Regulation 2015/1018

Flight Crew

Design, Production, Maintenance and Continuing Airworthiness Personnel

Air Navigation Personnel

Aerodrome Personnel

GA Pilots


Occurrence Reports are treated confidentially to maintain full and free reporting from the aviation community and to protect the identity of the individual in accordance with EU legislation.

Access to information

Under the new regulation occurrence information can only be used for the purpose of maintaining or improving aviation safety, and the release of occurrence information to the general public or the media, including in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, is not permitted.

However, if you require occurrence information for the purpose of maintaining or improving aviation safety please make an application to the CAA.

Guidance Material

Guidance from the European Commission and EASA will be available in the coming weeks, accompanied by an update to CAP 382.