August 2015 Issue

Is This Even Reportable?

If what just happened meets certain NTSB definitions, theyíll want immediate notification. And even if your event wasnít an accident, they still may request you submit a report by completing NTSB Form 6120.1, Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report. Itís always a good idea to consult with counsel before filing any such form, and you have up to 10 days. But thereís a good chance what happened doesnít require notification. How can you tell? The NTSB rules do a pretty good job of laying it out.

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