1366. Necessity under international law to provide for accident investigation.

The Chicago Convention1 provides that in the event of an accident to an aircraft of a contracting state occurring in the territory of another contracting state, and involving death or serious injury, or indicating serious technical defect in the aircraft or air navigation facilities, the state in which the accident occurs will institute an inquiry into the circumstances of the accident in accordance, in so far as its laws permit, with the procedure recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organisation ('ICAO')