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The purpose of this manual is to encourage the uniform application of the Standards and Recommended Practices contained in Annex 13 and to provide information and guidance to States on the procedures, practices and techniques that can be used in accident and incident investigations. It is issued in four parts and supersedes the Manual of Aircraft Accident Investigation (Doc 6920).
Part IV provides guidance in developing the final reports as a result of the investigation of aircraft accidents and incidents including comprehensive guidelines on drafting and processing of safety recommendations. It outlines the format and content and the procedures for consultation, release, distribution, and dissemination of the final report.