Expression of condolences: Lamia Airlines Flight 2933


MONTRÉAL, 30 NOVEMBER 2016 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) expressed its deep condolences today after the loss of Lamia Airlines Flight 2933.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims of this tragic accident,” the UN agency’s Council President, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu remarked.

“Any accident or incident resulting in loss of life is always of great concern to ICAO and the entire air transport community," added ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu.


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About ICAO

A specialized agency of the United Nations, ICAO was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency, capacity and environmental protection, amongst many other priorities. The Organization serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation among its 191 Member States.



Background: International Accident Investigations

This Fact Sheet explains how accident investigation participating States are determined, as well as the process leading to the issuance of an accident investigation Preliminary Report (within 30 days of the event) and Final Report (asap or within 12 months of the event) following completion of the investigation.

Final Reports ultimately provide as much official information as possible on an accident’s contributing causes and factors, as well as any official recommendations on how applicable aviation safety frameworks should be amended in the future.


ICAO does not normally participate in aircraft accident investigations, except when the State or States with due authority under Annex 13—Accident Investigation request its assistance directly. In those exceptional circumstances, said assistance normally involves ICAO acting as an official observer and/or clarifying various Annex 13 technical requirements when requested.


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