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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
Agency 5. Virginia Aviation Board
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Licensing and Operation of Airports and Aircraft and Obstructions to Airspace in the Commonwealth of Virginia

24VAC5-20-290. Report of accidents.

The pilot, or any member of the crew able to do so, or the owner or lessee of an aircraft involved in an accident as defined in 49 CFR Part 830 shall immediately report such accident to the Virginia State Police.

State police and local police authorities of any city, incorporated town or county, shall preserve aircraft wreckage until the arrival of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) or the Federal Aviation Administration. Until the NTSB or its authorized representative takes custody of aircraft wreckage, mail, or cargo, such wreckage, mail and cargo may be disturbed or moved only to the extent necessary:

1. To remove persons injured or trapped;

2. To protect the wreckage from further damage; or

3. To protect the public from injury.

Statutory Authority

§§ 5.1-2.2 and 5.1-2.15 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR165-01-02:1 § 7.1, eff. September 9, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 17, eff. June 12, 1996.

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