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    Hi all,

    I was browsing through a book at my local libray and read that a board of enquiry took place after a flying accident, it was only a one line sentence concerning this and the pilot was cleared of any blame.

    I was wondering, were board of enquiries held after every crash whether it was a training accident or due to operations and such like?

    If this be the case then there must have been a lot of enquiries held during the war.

    Or were certain crashes only investigated.

    TIA.

    Steve

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    I remember seeing a few RCAF Aircraft History Cards from the War with comments like "obvious cause pilot error, no enquiry needed" or "obvious cause mechanical, no enquiry needed".
    Last edited by Bill Walker; 1st March 2008 at 15:47. Reason: corrected spelling

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    Most accidents / incidents were investigated, though they weren't the sort of investigation that goes on now. It was usually conducted by a visiting officer and one from the unit involved and only lasted for part of a single day, though I have seen some conducted by only a single officer.

    The results went on to a Form 412 which was only a few pages long with attached witness statments.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Hi Steve
    I lost a brother in a Halifax crash and am fortunate enough to have a copy of the court of enquiry in to this
    Harold

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