Accident & Incident Reporting

All accidents and incidents shall be reported to the Vermont Agency of Transportation in accordance with

Vermont State Statute,
Title 5: Aeronautics and Surface Transportation Generally
Chapter 13: OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
5 V.S.A. § 476. Reports of accidents

§ 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.)

 

Emergency Notification Personnel

Trini Brassard:
(802)828-1735 (offfice)
 

Scott Fortney:
(802) 498-5763 (cell - primary)
(802) 828-2723 (office)

ACCIDENT & INCIDENT REPORTING- VT

NTSB Site

Federal regulations require operators to notify the NTSB immediately of aviation accidents and certain incidents.

An accident is defined as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft that 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 serious injury, or in which the aircraft receives substantial damage.

An incident is an occurrence other than an accident that affects or could affect the safety of operations (49 CFR 830). The report should be filed with the nearest NTSB regional office. A phone call is sufficient initially, but a written follow-up will be required. If you are requested to complete a Form 6120.1/2 Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report", you may obtain the form from the requesting NTSB office or from this web page.