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National Transportation Safety Board 

Pt. 831 

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Forms are available from the Board field 

offices (see footnote 1), from Board head-
quarters in Washington, DC, and from the 
Federal Aviation Administration Flight 
Standards District Offices. 

(i) A description of any explosives, 

radioactive materials, or other dan-
gerous articles carried. 

Subpart C—Preservation of Air-

craft Wreckage, Mail, Cargo, 
and Records 

§ 830.10

Preservation of aircraft 

wreckage, mail, cargo, and records. 

(a) The operator of an aircraft in-

volved in an accident or incident for 
which notification must be given is re-
sponsible for preserving to the extent 
possible any aircraft wreckage, cargo, 
and mail aboard the aircraft, and all 
records, including all recording medi-
ums of flight, maintenance, and voice 
recorders, pertaining to the operation 
and maintenance of the aircraft and to 
the airmen until the Board takes cus-
tody thereof or a release is granted 
pursuant to § 831.12(b) of this chapter. 

(b) Prior to the time the Board or its 

authorized representative takes cus-
tody of aircraft wreckage, mail, or 
cargo, such wreckage, mail, or cargo 
may not be disturbed or moved except 
to the extent necessary: 

(1) To remove persons injured or 

trapped; 

(2) To protect the wreckage from fur-

ther damage; or 

(3) To protect the public from injury. 
(c) Where it is necessary to move air-

craft wreckage, mail or cargo, 
sketches, descriptive notes, and photo-
graphs shall be made, if possible, of the 
original positions and condition of the 
wreckage and any significant impact 
marks. 

(d) The operator of an aircraft in-

volved in an accident or incident shall 
retain all records, reports, internal 
documents, and memoranda dealing 
with the accident or incident, until au-
thorized by the Board to the contrary. 

Subpart D—Reporting of Aircraft 

Accidents, Incidents, and 
Overdue Aircraft 

§ 830.15

Reports and statements to be 

filed. 

(a) 

Reports.  The operator of a civil, 

public (as specified in § 830.5), or foreign 
aircraft shall file a report on Board 

Form 6120.

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(OMB No. 3147–0001)

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with-

in 10 days after an accident, or after 7 
days if an overdue aircraft is still miss-
ing. A report on an incident for which 
immediate notification is required by 
§ 830.5(a) shall be filed only as requested 
by an authorized representative of the 
Board. 

(b) 

Crewmember statement. Each crew-

member, if physically able at the time 
the report is submitted, shall attach a 
statement setting forth the facts, con-
ditions, and circumstances relating to 
the accident or incident as they appear 
to him. If the crewmember is incapaci-
tated, he shall submit the statement as 
soon as he is physically able. 

(c) 

Where to file the reports. The oper-

ator of an aircraft shall file any report 
with the field office of the Board near-
est the accident or incident. 

[53 FR 36982, Sept. 23, 1988, as amended at 60 
FR 40113, Aug. 7, 1995] 

PART 831—INVESTIGATION 

PROCEDURES 

Subpart A—General 

Sec. 
831.1

Applicability of this subpart. 

831.2

Responsibility of the NTSB. 

831.3

Authority of Directors. 

831.4

Nature of investigation. 

831.5

Priority of NTSB investigations. 

831.6

Request to withhold information. 

831.7

Representation during an interview. 

831.8

Investigator-in-charge. 

831.9

Authority during investigations. 

831.10

Autopsies and postmortem testing. 

831.11

Parties to the investigation. 

831.12

Access to and release of wreckage, 

records, mail, and cargo. 

831.13

Provision and dissemination of inves-

tigative information. 

831.14

Proposed findings. 

831.15

Civil penalties. 

Subpart B—Aviation Investigations 

831.20

Authority of NTSB in aviation inves-

tigations. 

831.21

Other Government agencies and 

NTSB aviation investigations. 

831.22

International aviation investigations. 

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