Serious incident

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Term serious incident
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incident

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Definition

An incident involving circumstances indicating that there was a high probability of an accident and associated with the operation of an aircraft which, in the case of a manned aircraft, takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until such time as all such persons have disembarked, or in the case of an unmanned aircraft, takes place between the time the aircraft is ready to move with the purpose of flight until such time it comes to rest at the end of the flight and the primary propulsion system is shut down.

Definition Source

ICAO (2010) Official definition, Annex 13: Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation

Note

The difference between an accident and a serious incident lies only in the result. (same source)