Reportable Aviation Accidents and Incidents
6. (1) Subject to subsection (5), where a reportable aviation accident or incident takes place, the owner, operator, pilot-in-command, any crew member of the aircraft and, where the accident or incident involves a loss of separation or a risk of collision, any air traffic controller having direct knowledge of the accident or incident shall report to the Board as much of the information listed in subsection (2) as is available, as soon as possible and by the quickest means available.
(2) The report referred to in subsection (1) shall contain the following information:
(a) the type, model and nationality and registration marks of the aircraft;
(b) the names of the owner, operator and, where applicable, the hirer of the aircraft;
(c) the name of the pilot-in-command;
(d) the date and time of the accident or incident;
(e) the last point of departure and the point of intended landing of the aircraft, including the date and time of the departure;
(f) where the aircraft is not missing or is not inaccessible,
(i) the location of the accident or incident by reference to an easily defined geographical point, or by latitude and longitude,
(ii) the number of crew members, passengers and other persons that were killed or sustained a serious injury,
(iii) a description of the accident or incident and the extent of any resulting damage to the aircraft, the environment and other property, and
(iv) a description of any dangerous goods on board, or released from, the aircraft;
(g) where the aircraft is missing or inaccessible,
(i) the last known position of the aircraft by reference to an easily defined geographical point, or by latitude and longitude, including the date and time of that position,
(ii) the number of crew members and passengers on board the aircraft,
(iii) a description of any dangerous goods carried on board the aircraft, and
(iv) the action being taken to locate, or gain access to, the aircraft; and
(h) the name and address of the person making the report.
(3) In addition to the reporting requirements set out in subsection (1), the person making the report shall, in a form approved by the Board, submit to the Board within 30 days after the accident or incident all the information required by subsection (2), unless otherwise exempted by the Board pursuant to subsection (4).
(4) The Board may exempt a person from submitting the information referred to in subsection (3) where the Board has gathered the information through its own investigation of the accident or incident.
(5) Where any person required to do so pursuant to subsection (1) makes a report to the Board, no other person referred to in that subsection is required to make a report.
7. Any person having knowledge of any accident, incident or special situation associated with the operation of a ship, rolling stock, commodity pipeline or aircraft may report to the Board any information that the person believes is relevant.
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