Chief Inspector of Hong Kong's Transport and Housing Bureau (THB) had ordered an investigation into the incident and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States of America and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) of India, representing the State of Design and Manufacture and State of Registry
of the aircraft respectively, were notified about the matter.
As outer space is an international area, national jurisdiction and control is exercised by the State of registry of a related space object (objects made on Earth and launched into outer space).
This means that without the consent of the State of registry, any ADR is not legally permitted.
However, there is no means to get consent from the State of registry of that object.
The probe into the incident was delegated by the Portuguese authorities to the Irish Department of Transport's Air Accident Investigation Unit as Ireland is the 'state of registry
' for the incident aircraft.
Before such arrangement would be permitted, both the State of Operator and the State of Registry
would have to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on oversight responsibility.
In fact, even if the organisation has the capacity to act as a virtual State of registry, it will never have the capacity to exercise true jurisdiction, since that is a typical and very fundamental prerogative of a sovereign State.
The launching States should agree beforehand the State of registry that registers the complete structure as a new space object in accordance with the Convention.
TAGs unique solution will also provide owners with the complete piece of mind that their aircraft will be operated to the highest safety and airworthiness standards and meeting the regulatory requirements of the European law and of the State of Registry
"We must focus on the fact that this aircraft is registered in Indonesia, the state of occurrence is in Indonesia, the state of registry
is in Indonesia - it is an Indonesian aircraft," transport minister Liow Tiong Lai told reporters on Monday.
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The AAIB said the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), representing the state of design and manufacture, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Ethiopia, representing the state of registry
and operator, had been invited to appoint accredited representatives to participate in the investigation.