§476. Reports of accidents

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/05/013/00476
Published: 2015

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Title

05

:
Aeronautics and Surface Transportation Generally






Chapter

013

:
OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT






Subchapter

003
:
ACCIDENTS AND LIABILITY FOR INJURY










 

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476. Reports of accidents

(a) The operator

of an aircraft involved in an accident or incident on a state-owned airport

resulting in personal injury or damage to property shall immediately notify the

agency and within 48 hours shall make a report to the agency of the

circumstances of the accident. The report shall state as accurately as possible

the time, place, and cause of the accident, the injuries, and whatever other

information the agency may require. For purposes of this subsection, "accident"

means an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes

place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of

flight and all such persons have disembarked, and in which any person suffers

death or injury, or in which the aircraft or personal property owned by any

person is damaged, and "incident" means an occurrence other than an

accident associated with the operation of an aircraft which affects or could

affect the safety of operations.

(b) The operator

of an aircraft involved in an accident or incident, other than on a state-owned

airport, that requires reporting to the National Transportation Safety Board

under federal law shall immediately notify the agency and within 48 hours shall

make a report to the agency of the circumstances of the accident. The report

shall contain the same information as a report for an accident occurring on a

state-owned airport. For purposes of this subsection, "accident" and

"incident" shall have the same meaning as in 49 C.F.R. § 830.5.

(Added 1985, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1997, No. 150 (Adj. Sess.), §

2.)
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