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When the location of the accident or the serious incident cannot definitely be established as being in the territory of any State, who shall institute and conduct any necessary investigation of the accident or serious incident according to ICAO Annex 13?
  • A
    ICAO.
  • B
    The State being closest to where the accident/serious incident took place.
  • C
    The State of Registry.
  • D
    The State from where the aircraft departed.

ICAO Annex 13
Accidents Or Incidents In The Territory Of A Non-Contracting State

State of Registry
5.2 Recommendation.— When the accident or the serious incident has occurred in the territory of a non-Contracting State which does not intend to conduct an investigation in accordance with Annex 13, the State of Registry or, failing that, the State of the Operator, the State of Design or the State of Manufacture should endeavour to institute and conduct an investigation in cooperation with the State of Occurrence but, failing such cooperation, should itself conduct an investigation with such information as is available.

Accidents Or Incidents Outside The Territory Of Any State

State of Registry
5.3 When the location of the accident or the serious incident cannot definitely be established as being in the territory of any State, the State of Registry shall institute and conduct any necessary investigation of the accident or serious incident. However, it may delegate the whole or any part of the investigation to another State by mutual arrangement and consent. 5.3.1 States nearest the scene of an accident in international waters shall provide such assistance as they are able and shall, likewise, respond to requests by the State of Registry.

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