It was previously in charge of aircraft accident and incident investigation in Namibia. As of November 2013 accident and incident investigation is separated from the DCA to ensure investigations are unbiased. Namibia's Chief Accident Investigator now reports directly to the Minister of Works, Transport and Communication.
^"Safety Zone." (Archive) Namibia Directorate of Civil Aviation. 2 November 2007. Retrieved on 28 January 2013. "We will respond to aircraft accidents as soon as possible but if the accident is within 15 km radius of Windhoek we will respond within 15 minutes from the time the occurrence has been reported to us. A preliminary report of the known facts will be issued as soon as possible. Report(s) should be completed and submitted to the Minister for publication within 90 working days if it is not required to send any aircraft parts abroad for analysis."