France's air accident agency BEA makes 14 recommendations, primarily directed at improving safety oversight. It highlights "serious deficiencies" in "competence, organisation and legal documentation", which meant that the Guinean carrier's operation was not organised correctly, and the loading of the aircraft not controlled. It also underlines lack of safety oversight and control from the Guinean civil aviation administration. It has urged Guinea to adopt international standards and bring its aviation safety oversight procedures firmly into line, and to enforce such measures strictly. BEA has also recommended the adoption of autonomous methods through which crew members can check aircraft weight and balance, claiming this could have saved the UTA 727.
Source: Flight International