UK: Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB)
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is an accident investigation authority, responsible for the independent investigation of accidents and incidents involving civil aircraft in the United Kingdom.
The AAIB website is: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/air-accidents-investigation-branch
The AAIB and Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
On Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 39 days after flight MH370 went missing on Saturday, 8 March 2014, the Malaysian Minister of Defence and Acting Minister for Transport, Hishamuddin Hussein, announced that Cabinet has agreed to set up an International Investigation Team to specifically look into the MH370 incident. The Team, officially named the The Malaysian ICAO Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team for MH370, was instituted by the Minister of Transport on Friday, 25 April 2014. ( Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 2.7.1)
The Team included an Accredited Representative from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) of the United Kingdom.
An Accredited Representative is 'a person designated by a State, on the basis of his or her qualifications, for the purpose of participating in an investigation conducted by another State. Where the State has established an accident investigation authority, the designated accredited representative would normally be from that authority.' (ICAO Annex 13).