With the exclusive aim of preventing future incidents or limiting the consequences thereof, the Board has the task to investigate and establish the causes or probable causes of individual incidents or categories of incidents and of the extent of the consequences thereof and, if necessary, to make recommendations accordingly. The investigation will in no way target blame or liability.
The issued data are protected by the Kingdom act concerning the Dutch Safety Board and will not be forwarded to third parties, unless the person who issued the data gives his or her explicit permission to do so.
After evaluation of the gathered information the Dutch Safety Board will decide if the occurrence will be further investigated. If the Board decides to draw up a report the involved parties will be given the opportunity to view, and give their comments on the draft report