Accident investigations

FOI has had responsibility for conducting parts of aircraft accident investigations in Norway and France. Personnel have also participated in an accident investigation and the redesign of a critical part of the Ariane 5 space launcher.


FOI has expert knowledge in several areas of aerodynamics, structural mechanics and flight mechanics, which can be utilized in accident investigations.


Apart from aviation accidents, investigations of accidents at wind power installations, generator stations, nuclear plants, and railways are other areas where FOI’s expert knowledge can be useful, when needed.