Dear Mr Boomer
Thank you for your email which was received by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) on Sunday 15th November 2015. You have asked for “any information held on record for the crash of Piper Lance 9H-ABU on December 3rd 1995, flying from Djerba, Tunisia to Malta”. You have asked for this information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).
Following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you requested is not held by the AAIB. The accident was not investigated by the AAIB in the UK.
If you are unhappy with the way the Department has handled your request or with the decisions made in relation to your request you may complain within two calendar months of the date of this letter by writing to the Department’s Information Rights Unit at:
Sedlescombe Road North
East Sussex TN37 7GA
Please see attached details of DfT’s complaints procedure and your right to complain to the Information Commissioner.
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
Air Accident Investigation Branch
Berkshire Copse Road
Hampshire GU11 2HH
Tel: 01252 510300
Your right to complain to [DfT/AAIB] and the Information Commissioner
You have the right to complain within two calendar months of the date of this letter about the way in which your request for information was handled and/or about the decision not to disclose all or part of the information requested. In addition a complaint can be made that DfT has not complied with its FOI publication scheme.
Your complaint will be acknowledged and you will be advised of a target date by which to expect a response. Initially your complaint will be re-considered by the official who dealt with your request for information. If, after careful consideration, that official decides that his/her decision was correct, your complaint will automatically be referred to a senior independent official who will conduct a further review. You will be advised of the outcome of your complaint and if a decision is taken to disclose information originally withheld this will be done as soon as possible.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office