Position Paper

Removal of "Causes" in Final Reports

Apr 18, 2023


When mentioned in the report of an Annex 13 investigation...the word “cause” and its derivations have a strong potential for over-simplifying the many aspects behind an occurrence...IFALPA therefore reiterates that all instances of those words should be removed from this Annex and from the final reports of occurrence investigations conducted in accordance with it and replaced with "contributing factors"...