Fatal Accident Inquiry


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Fatal Accident Inquiry

A Scottish judicial process which investigates and determines the circumstances of deaths occurring in Scotland under the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976, which dictates compulsory FAIs for some types of deaths and discretionary FAIs for others.
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The joint fatal accident inquiry in Edinburgh has already examined the death of Joy Robson, 51, at the 2013 Snowman Rally near Inverness.
Ian O'Prey, whose son Mark died in the tragedy in November 2013, said he was now worried he wouldn't live to see a fatal accident inquiry being held.
The Crown Office will also introduce a family liaison charter, to stand alongside the Bill, to keep bereaved families fully informed of the progress of a death investigation and the likelihood of criminal proceedings or a fatal accident inquiry.
The Crown Office said a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) "could not better and would only repeat" the investigation already carried out by the Military Aviation Authority.
The Crown Office said a fatal accident inquiry "could not better and would only repeat" the investigation by the Military Aviation Authority, published on June 30 last year, which found 17 contributory factors, including the lack of a collision warning system on both aircraft.
We feel a fatal accident Inquiry would help us understand why Gillian died and, hopefully, provide important lessons for the future to prevent it happening again.
Our hearts went out to him and his family until the start of the fatal accident inquiry," he said.
SCOTLAND'S top law lord has said it's "inconceivable" there will not be a fatal accident inquiry into last year's M9 crash.
The DVLA took his licence earlier this month because of the ongoing fatal accident inquiry into grandad Jim's death in March, 2012.
The proposals aim to implement the remaining recommendations of Lord Cullen s 2009 Review of Fatal Accident Inquiry Legislation to help modernise the way FAIs are handled in Scotland.
TRAGIC Kyle Brown might have lived if NHS24 operators had sent an ambulance instead of a taxi, a Fatal Accident Inquiry heard yesterday.
A fatal accident inquiry held at Paisley Sheriff Court found that the crash was caused by a combination of engine failure and Capt Easson's mistaken belief that the right engine, rather than the left, was malfunctioning.