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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.




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                <p>Travelling by air is extremely safe. There is an average of one fatality for every 287 million passengers carried by UK airlines. This can be compared with a one in 19 million chance of being struck and killed by lightning in the UK or a one in 17,000 chance of being killed in a road accident.</p>
<p>But like all modes of transport very occasionally there may unfortunately be an accident or incident. In the UK these are investigated by the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/air-accidents-investigation-branch">Air Accidents Investigation Branch</a> which is an agency of the Department for Transport.</p>
<p>Their expert investigators will use data from the flight and air traffic control and interviews with those concerned to come to a conclusion on the cause. In complex cases this may take many months. Their reports are then made publicly available.</p>
<p>In some cases those reports may make recommendations to the CAA, aircraft manufacturers or other organisations to look into issues in more detail or make changes.</p>
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