Investigator: Accidents and Incidents at Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

  • Full Time
  • Johannesburg

Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is an agency of the Department of Transport (DoT), established on 01 October 1998, following the enactment of the now repealed South African Civil Aviation Authority Act, 1998 (Act No. 40 of 1998). This Act was replaced by the Civil Aviation Act, 2009 (Act No. 13 of 2009), which came into effect on 31 Mar…

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Investigator: Accidents and Incidents

Job Type Full Time
Qualification Higher National Certificate , Matric , National Certificate
Experience 3 – 5 years
Location Gauteng
City Johannesburg
Job Field Aviation / Airline&nbsp , Engineering / Technical&nbsp

Overall Purpose of the Job

 To investigate aircraft accidents and incidents independently with the objective to prevent their re-occurrence by proposing safety recommendations and prevention programmes.

Investigation Management 

Accurately collect, document, record and secure all evidence in accordance with AIID MOP policies and procedures.
Applies relevant legislation, regulations, procedures, and other requirements that guides investigation processes and their application in accident and incident investigation.
Conducts appropriate due diligence on accident and incident investigations.
Ensure timely dispatch to the accident/incident site to avoid loss of critical evidence and witness from engaging with each other.
To collect supporting evidence/data, analyse the evidence/data, develop findings from the analysis, determine cause of the accident or incident and develop safety recommendation with the aim to prevent the same/similar causes.

Data Analysis and Reporting

Review and analyse all evidence using appropriate analytical tools (event checklist and report writing template) and processes as per AIID MOP and ISO procedures.
Conducts an in-depth analysis of problems presented during investigation processes.
Ensure drafting and release of a quality and technically sound:

Accident/incident notification
Preliminary accident/incident report
Draft and Final accident/incident report
Ensure that all reports are captured on ECCAIRS.
Ensure the submission of ADREP reports to ICAO for all accident involving aircraft above the MTOW of 2250kg and incidents above 5700kg as prescribed in the AIID MOP.
Ensure that safety data recording is properly analysed and researched.

Relationship Management 

Effectively communicate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders throughout the investigation process.
Continuously provide updates on investigation progress as per the agreed timelines.




Grade 12 and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License; or Private Pilot Licence; or NQF Level 6 Engineering qualification.


CPL or ATPL or AMEL with licence on aircraft above 5700kg.


5 Years – Aircraft Maintenance Engineer OR,
500 – 1000 hours – Pilot OR,
5 Years – Aviation Engineer OR,
3 Years – SACAA Inspectorate

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) on to apply

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