PURPOSE AND LIMITATION:
The Norwegian Safety Investigation Authority shall investigate accidents and serious incidents in the aviation, railway, road traffic marine and defence sectors.
The purpose of the investigations is to elucidate matters deemed to be important to the prevention of accidents in the transport and defence sector. It is not the NSIA’s task to apportion blame or liability under criminal or civil law.
The NSIA decides the scale of the investigations to be conducted, and this includes making an assessment of the investigation’s expected safety benefits in relation to necessary resources.