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49 CFR Ch. VIII (10–1–19 Edition) 

§ 830.6 

report an accident or incident, you may call 
the NTSB Response Operations Center, at 
844–373–9922 or 202–314–6290. 

(a) An aircraft accident or any of the 

following listed serious incidents 

(1) Flight control system malfunc-

tion or failure; 

(2) Inability of any required flight 

crewmember to perform normal flight 
duties as a result of injury or illness; 

(3) Failure of any internal turbine en-

gine component that results in the es-
cape of debris other than out the ex-
haust path; 

(4) In-flight fire; 
(5) Aircraft collision in flight; 
(6) Damage to property, other than 

the aircraft, estimated to exceed $25,000 
for repair (including materials and 
labor) or fair market value in the event 
of total loss, whichever is less. 

(7) For large multiengine aircraft 

(more than 12,500 pounds maximum 
certificated takeoff weight): 

(i) In-flight failure of electrical sys-

tems which requires the sustained use 
of an emergency bus powered by a 
back-up source such as a battery, aux-
iliary power unit, or air-driven gener-
ator to retain flight control or essen-
tial instruments; 

(ii) In-flight failure of hydraulic sys-

tems that results in sustained reliance 
on the sole remaining hydraulic or me-
chanical system for movement of flight 
control surfaces; 

(iii) Sustained loss of the power or 

thrust produced by two or more en-
gines; and 

(iv) An evacuation of an aircraft in 

which an emergency egress system is 

(8) Release of all or a portion of a 

propeller blade from an aircraft, ex-
cluding release caused solely by ground 

(9) A complete loss of information, 

excluding flickering, from more than 50 
percent of an aircraft’s cockpit dis-
plays known as: 

(i) Electronic Flight Instrument Sys-

tem (EFIS) displays; 

(ii) Engine Indication and Crew 

Alerting System (EICAS) displays; 

(iii) Electronic Centralized Aircraft 

Monitor (ECAM) displays; or 

(iv) Other displays of this type, which 

generally include a primary flight dis-
play (PFD), primary navigation display 
(PND), and other integrated displays; 

(10) Airborne Collision and Avoidance 

System (ACAS) resolution advisories 
issued when an aircraft is being oper-
ated on an instrument flight rules 
flight plan and compliance with the ad-
visory is necessary to avert a substan-
tial risk of collision between two or 
more aircraft. 

(11) Damage to helicopter tail or 

main rotor blades, including ground 
damage, that requires major repair or 
replacement of the blade(s); 

(12) Any event in which an operator, 

when operating an airplane as an air 
carrier at a public-use airport on land: 

(i) Lands or departs on a taxiway, in-

correct runway, or other area not de-
signed as a runway; or 

(ii) Experiences a runway incursion 

that requires the operator or the crew 
of another aircraft or vehicle to take 
immediate corrective action to avoid a 

(b) An aircraft is overdue and is be-

lieved to have been involved in an acci-

[53 FR 36982, Sept. 23, 1988, as amended at 60 
FR 40113, Aug. 7, 1995; 75 FR 927, Jan. 7, 2010; 
75 FR 35330, June 22, 2010; 80 FR 77587, Dec. 
15, 2015] 

§ 830.6

Information to be given in noti-


The notification required in § 830.5 

shall contain the following informa-
tion, if available: 

(a) Type, nationality, and registra-

tion marks of the aircraft; 

(b) Name of owner, and operator of 

the aircraft; 

(c) Name of the pilot-in-command; 
(d) Date and time of the accident; 
(e) Last point of departure and point 

of intended landing of the aircraft; 

(f) Position of the aircraft with ref-

erence to some easily defined geo-
graphical point; 

(g) Number of persons aboard, num-

ber killed, and number seriously in-

(h) Nature of the accident, the weath-

er and the extent of damage to the air-
craft, so far as is known; and 

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National Transportation Safety Board 

Pt. 831 


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 


(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 

(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 



Reports.  The operator of a civil, 

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

Form 6120.



(OMB No. 3147–0001)



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 


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. 


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] 



Subpart A—General 


Applicability of this subpart. 


Responsibility of the NTSB. 


Authority of Directors. 


Nature of investigation. 


Priority of NTSB investigations. 


Request to withhold information. 


Representation during an interview. 




Authority during investigations. 


Autopsies and postmortem testing. 


Parties to the investigation. 


Access to and release of wreckage, 

records, mail, and cargo. 


Provision and dissemination of inves-

tigative information. 


Proposed findings. 


Civil penalties. 

Subpart B—Aviation Investigations 


Authority of NTSB in aviation inves-



Other Government agencies and 

NTSB aviation investigations. 


International aviation investigations. 

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