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VOLUME 16  UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

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CHAPTER 4  OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND APPROVAL

Section 7  Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation—Public

16-4-7-1    ACCIDENT/INCIDENT NOTIFICATION AND REPORTING. Any incident or accident and any flight operation involving Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that transgress the lateral or vertical boundaries of a flight test area, restricted airspace, or other operational boundary, such as a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA), must be reported to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) UAS Integration Office (AFS-80) within 24 hours, to the FAA’s Emerging Technologies Team (AJV-115) via COA via email or the COA Online Application System (CAPS). The proponent must provide initial notification of the following to the FAA via 9-AJV-115-UASOrganization@faa.gov. If this is an emergency, contact local law enforcement, an FAA Regional Operations Center (ROC), or the Washington Operations Center (WOC). See Table 16-4-7A for contact information for the ROCs.

A.    Reporting Accidents to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Accidents must be reported to the NTSB per instructions contained on the NTSB Web site: www.ntsb.gov.

B.    Operating Unmanned Aircraft (UA) Under a Special Airworthiness Certificate. When UA are operated under a Special Airworthiness Certificate, further flight operations must not be conducted until AFS-80 reviews the incident and provides the applicant authorization to resume operations. The current edition of FAA Order 8130.34, Airworthiness Certification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Optionally Piloted Aircraft, outlines specific reporting requirements.

Table 16-4-7A.  FAA Regional Operations Centers

FAA Regional Operations Centers

Location Where Accident Occurred:

Telephone:

DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, and WV

404-305-5150

AL, CT, FL, GA, KY, MA, ME, MS, NC, NH, PR, RI, SC, TN, VI, and VT

404-305-5156

AK, AS, AZ, CA, CO, GU, HI, ID, MP, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY

425-227-1999

AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NM, OH, OK, SD, TX, and WI

817-222-5006

Washington Operations Center

202-267-3333

16-4-7-3 through 16-4-7-17 RESERVED.