About us

The Accident Investigation Board Norway shall be competent, innovative, credible and compassionate.

For the last 20 years, AIBN has been a permanent, independent body of inquiry for transport accidents. AIBN started out investigating aviation accidents in 1989, and has over the course of 20 years seen its area of authority expand to include railway, road traffic and shipping accidents.

 

Historical development:

 

Before 1989

 

Following aviation accidents, ad hoc committees of inquiry were established to look into the course of events, causes and responsibilities (The Aviation Accident Committee). The committees had no permanent address, and were often made up of people associated with the Norwegian Air Traffic and Airport Management (presently known as Avinor) and the Armed Forces.

 

1989

The Accident Investigation Board for Civil Aviation (HSL) was established on 10 July 1989, in line with the international aviation organisation ICAO's established template, with permanent employees. The board's permanent address became Villa Hareløkka at Fornebu.

 

1999

The Accident Investigation Board for Civil Aviation (HSL) was established as a separate agency under the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The board was moved to temporary premises at Kjeller airport following the shut-down of Fornebu Airport in the autumn of 1998.

 

2001

The board moved into modern, new premises at Lillestrøm near Kjeller airport.

 

2002

The mandate of the Accident Investigation Board was expanded to include accidents and serious incidents in the railway sector. The board's name was changed to the Accident Investigation Board for Civil Aviation and Railways (HSLB).

 

2005

The mandate of the Accident Investigation Board was expanded to also include investigation of accidents and serious incidents in connection with road traffic and the agency's name was changed to the Accident Investigation Board Norway (SHT). At the same time, the board inaugurated a new wing at Lillestrøm.

 

2008

The Accident Investigation Board was expanded also to include investigation of marine accidents and serious incidents. At the same time, the Institute of Maritime Enquiry and the Permanent Investigation Board for Special Accidents in the Fisheries Fleet ceased to exist.

 

Telephone: Switchboard: +47 63 89 63 00
24-hour telephone for notification:
Aviation
+47 63 89 63 20
Railway
+47 63 89 63 30
Road traffic
+47 63 89 63 40
Marine
+47 63 89 63 50