Accident reconstruction is the process of reconstructing an accident, including the attempt to identify, based on the best available evidence, the events which led up to the occurrence of the accident, as well as the attempted re-enactment of the accident.
Accident reconstruction can involve two distinct processes:
1. Reconstructing the wreckage in order to determine structural failures, attitude of the aircraft at impact, in flight breakup sequence and/or the severity of the impact.
Reconstructing the flight path, what occurred and/or what was said in the seconds, minutes or hours leading up to the accident from information sources that include flight data recorder readouts, cockpit voice recorder transcripts, ATC recordings and radar data and/or witness statements.
In some cases, both types of process are required. RJ Waldron & Co has the experience and expertise to handle both categories.