|Quoting FredrikHAD (Reply 47):|
Quoting Navigator (Reply 44):
Also remember it is the rescue service and the police that saves people, not the Accident Investigation board. So the police acted correctly.
It's also a matter of procedure to some extent. The police states that since they didn't know at first if there was a chance there were survivors (with or without ejection seats I guess), they acted according to life saving procedures. Swedish police is not all about shooting young men in the back as I've heard of in other countries...
After realizing the chance of survivors were close to none, they started an investigation to clarify the causes of the crash, which has the potential (!) to end up as a crime (say due to poor maintenance) so it has to be done as any police investigation with a "suspected cause" which is stated in the article as "breaking the laws of ait traffic". Mind you that they only had IR footage and possibly observations from the Norwegian rescue chopper in total darkness, 30 C and strong winds to go by from the crash site at that point in time (9 am). The first faint daylight appears at around 10 am at that location.
It all makes sense to me, but I can esily imagine that it sounds strange when odd sentences are quoted Regarding the knowledge of ejection seats: ask some of your non-AV-friends if a cargo CRJ has ejection seats for the pilots (with no other explanation), and you'll see what I mean
This is roughly the way it works:
1. Police and rescue forces act as fast as possible to try to save people. Thats just what they tried to do.
2. Police start an criminal investigation as a procedural matter.
3. The Swedish National Transportation Safety Board "Statens Haverikommission" is doing the actual investigation. (The police is kept informed during the investigation).
Since this is an civil aviation accident the actual investigation will be performed by the national transportation safety board in Sweden "Statens Haverikommission". Depending on what turns up here the Police will be informed and proper legal actions taken if needed. This procedure is probably similar to the procedure in other western countries.