Task:

M1.3.15 Conduct an Incident Investigation

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Function:      1.0 Investigations

Duty:             1.3 Investigation of Incidents

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes Task #1.3.3, 1.3.11, 1.3.12, 1.3.13 and 1.3.14

1985 Allen Corp Task #1.4.3

Difficulty:          4

Importance:      5

Frequency:        3

Criticality:   Y

Time:

Job Aid:        N

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Legal References:

49 U.S.C. § 1132        Civil Aircraft Accident Investigations

49 U.S.C. § 40101      Policy

49 U.S.C. § 40113      Administrative

49 U.S.C. § 44701      General Requirements

Purpose:

To conduct an incident investigation pursuant to FAA Order 8020.11, Aircraft Accidents and Incident Notification, Investigation, and Reporting.

Significant Interfaces:

Airman

Operator

Certificate Holder

Air Agency

Flight Standards District Office

Aircraft Maintenance Division (AFS-300)

Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention (AVP-1)

Air Traffic Facility

Airport Operating Authority

Regional Operations Center

Flight Service Station

National Transportation Safety Board

National Weather Service

Aviation Medical Examiner

Procedural Guidance (current editions):

14 CFR Part 135         Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons on Board Such Aircraft

49 CFR Part 830         Notification and Reporting of Aircraft Accident or Incident Overdue Aircraft, Preservation of Aircraft Wreckage, Mail, Cargo and Records

49 CFR Part 831         Accident/Incident Investigation Procedures

Order 1270.1               Freedom of Information Act Program (FOIA)

Order 1380.51             Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 2150.3               FAA Compliance and Enforcement Program

Order 8020.11             Aircraft Accident and Incident Notification, Investigation, and Reporting

Order 8025.1               Medical Responsibilities in Aerospace Incidents and Accidents

Order 8900.1               Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

Other                           Office Procedures Manual

NOTE: Ensure you have the most current information. The Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) may be used to obtain current guidance.

Job Task Performance Steps and Knowledge:

1           Receive initial notification of incident.

K:         Order 8020.11

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

1.1.       If notification is made by an Air Traffic facility, verify that a request has been initiated for required forms and data.
K:         Order 8020.11
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
1.2.       If notification is from a source other than an Air Traffic facility, follow the appropriate required notification procedures.
K:         Order 8020.11
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
1.3.       Open PTRS record.
K:         Order 1380.51
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

2           Determine FAA involvement in investigation.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

2.1.       Evaluate all facts, circumstances and materials related to the incident.
K:         Order 8020.11
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
2.2.       Determine if there was a violation of the CFRs.
K:         Order 8020.11
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
2.3.       Determine if FAA facilities, performance, and functions were a factor in the incident.
K:         Order 8020.11
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
2.4.       Identify any other airworthiness, certificate, medical, etc. issues that were factors in the incident.
K:         Order 8020.11
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
2.5.       If incident is determined to require an FAA incident investigation, classify the type of incident pursuant to FAA Order 8020.11.
K:         Order 8020.11
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
2.6.       If incident should be classified as an accident, initiate accident investigation.
K:         Order 8020.11
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 1
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
2.7.       Upon receipt of requested Air Traffic facility reports and related information, determine FAA involvement in the investigation.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
2.8.       Determine method of incident investigation (e.g., on-site investigation or desk audit).
K:         Order 8020.11
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

3           Organize the investigation.

K:         Order 8020.11

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

4           Initiate telephone investigation.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

5           Prepare for on-site incident investigation; coordinate with appropriate designated persons in office.

K:         Order 8020.11

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

6           Ensure safety at the site.

K:         Order 8020.11

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

7           Conduct the investigation.

K:         Order 8020.11

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

8           Analyze results of investigation for evidence of possible contributing factors.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

8.1.       If facts reveal a possible violation of the CFRs, initiate procedures for a violation investigation.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 7, Sec. 1
8.2.       If facts indicate an upgrade to an accident, initiate procedures for an accident investigation.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 1
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

9           Complete FAA incident reports.

K:         Order 8020.11

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

10         Distribute reports.

K:         Order 8020.11

             Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

11         Document task.

K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

11.1.     File all supporting paperwork in operator/certificate holder’s office file, as applicable.
K:         Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2
11.2.     Close PTRS record.
K:         Order 1380.51
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 1, Sec. 2

12         Future activities.

12.1.     Conduct a violation investigation, if required.
K:         Order 2150.3
Order 8900.1, Vol. 7, Chap. 7, Sec. 1