Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority

Accident Investigation Regulations

In Bermuda, the Governor has made accident investigation regulations under Section 75 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982, as extended to the OTs by Order in Council, which empower him to appoint investigators to investigate accidents and serious incidents. A Memorandum of Agreement is in place between the Governor and the UK Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB). A letter of Appointment has been signed by the Governor of Bermuda, pursuant to the MoA, appointing the Chief Inspector of the AAIB as the Chief Inspector of Air Accidents for Bermuda. The Letter of Appointment empowers the Chief Inspector to appoint individual inspectors from within the AAIB for the purposes of undertaking any investigation required under the Regulations and in accordance with such Regulations.

The Accident Investigation Regulations can be found here.

Additional guidance on Accident Investigation in the Overseas Territories can be found here. 

All aircraft accidents and serious incidents occurring in Bermuda or involving a Bermuda registered aircraft should be reported to both:

- The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) occurrences@bcaa.bm, and

- The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) on +44 1252 512299 (24 Hours) and investigations@aaib.gov.uk.