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Not reporting accidents/incidents

Mc Guyver

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It's also important for the financial well-being of the airplane owner who permits others to fly it, and the safety of other users of the airplane.


We recently finished a $30,000 repair on an airplane that had suffered a heavy landing that went unreported. The damage was hidden within the wing structure.


If it had been reported, the owner would have been out of pocket to the tune of the Policy Excess. Since the time and place of the incident could not be determined, the owner had to foot the whole bill.


The damage was found during a regular 100 hourly. Who knows how many landings the plane had made since the damage incident. This airplane is a Flying school twin, so not only are student pilots flying it, but it also does the occasional charter job.


OK, so my example involves a GA airplane, but how many of us fly airplanes from RAA schools and clubs?


You might have walked away from the landing, but will the next guy?


As for BIg Brother -- it's about time people realised that CASA is a toothless tiger, a milksop. It won't initiate a prosecution based on the results of its often shoddy crash investigations. So why get all het up about it?


Charity begins at home, so look after the people closest to you in your club or flying school or syndicate.







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good to see you guys have the same problems with people not reporting a stuff up, it takes some guts to own up and send a report in, but at the end of the day, its good to get phone calls from people you havent talked to since your last one :)



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Here's the section on reporting accidents and incidents from the Ops manual:




And from the AIP ENR:




The relevant legislation looks like it comes from the Transport Safety Investigation Act. I'll let someone else find it in CARs if it's there 040_nerd.gif.a6a4f823734c8b20ed33654968aaa347.gif



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