Handbook of Aircraft Accident Notification, Investigation and Reporting
This revision (rev. 2) of Aircraft Notification, Investigation and Reporting Handbook under ODG Order AAIU 90 / 04.
This Order should be read in conjunction with Policy and Procedure manual (Arabic Language) of Aircraft Accident Investigation.
All Orders, advisory circulars and JCAA publications related to aircraft accident and incident notification, investigation and reporting, other than AAIU advisory circulars which their numbers refer to JCAR Part 2201, are hereby canceled.
ODG Order AAIU 90 / 04 Revision Number (2) to be effective since March 10th 2007.
All concerned parties shall comply with all requirements and procedures indicated above.
Capt. Suleiman Obeidat
Civil Aviation Authority
In 1947, State of Jordan had joined Chicago Convention of International Civil Aviation, thus, the State was obliged to comply with its articles and tried its best to conform to the Standard and Recommended Practices of the Convention Annexes. But, many conditions caused many obstructions to fulfill the sought compliance.
Following a series of accidents to Jordanian registered aircraft, the Jordanian Government realized the importance of establishing a specific legislation which led to the issuing of the Civil Aviation Law in 1980 which was re-issued in 1985 under the number 50, the duties of local authorities and the power of Civil Aviation Authorities when investigating Aircraft Accidents / Incidents.
Had requested some of the foreign experts to issue the relevant Flight Safety and Aircraft Accident Investigation Civil Aviation Regulations. Those regulations were re-issued by a Federal Aviation Administration team who, in addition, prepared many manuals including Aircraft Accident Investigation Manual.
In 1999, the Director General Civil Aviation established the Accident Investigation Unit. The Unit was instructed to re-issue this manual in order to be used as a reference by the investigators.
First edition of this manual was issued on April 6th, 2000 and Revision 1 was issued on August 1st , 2000.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1 - General|
|1-7 Forms and reports|
|1-8 Authority to change this Order|
|Chapter 2 — Aircraft Accident Investigation Unit/Policy|
|2-2 Intermediate Goals|
|2-3 Duties and responsibilities|
|Chapter 3 — Aircraft Accident Investigation Unit Management|
|3-1 Investigator qualification|
|3-3 Qualities of investigators|
|3-4 Required staff|
|3-5 National team / Jordan|
|3-6 Investigation documents|
|3-8 Meeting with flight safety directorate|
|Chapter 4-Responsibility of Elements|
|Chapter 5-Air Traffic and Other Initial Notification|
|5-1 Notification between FSD and AAIU|
|5-2 Air traffic, aircraft accident and incident notification and reporting|
|5-3 Air traffic incident notification and reporting|
|5-4 Aircraft operator notification|
|5-5 Notification from airport ground operation|
|5-6 Notification about accident / incident by any law enforcement party|
|5-7 Other notification sources|
|5-8 Notification about international accident or incident occurring in Jordan|
|Chapter 6-Accident Investigation|
|6-1 Accident / incident investigation coordination|
|6-2 AAIU committee of investigation including one or more members from SDs|
|6-3 Director AAIU primary action|
|6-4 On scene actions|
|6-5 Accident scene accesses|
|6-6 Organization and conduct of the field investigation|
|6-7 Investigation tools|
|6-8 Investigator´s safety|
|6-9 Thorough data collection sources|
|6-10 Thorough investigation and analysis|
|6-11 Registration certificates|
|6-12 Design deficiencies|
|6-13 Release of aircraft wreckage / FDR & CVR|
|6-15 Procedures covering the investigation of international accident / incident involving Jordanian registered or operator aircraft or Jordanian fatalities and/or serious injuries|
|6-16 Accident of Jordanian registered or operator aircraft in non-contacting State or in internationals areas|
|Chapter 7-Report Writing|
|7-2 Preliminary report|
|7-3 Accident / incident data report|
|7-4 Final report|
|Chapter 8-Flight Recorder Read-Out and Analysis|
|8-1 Initial response|
|8-2 Choice of facility|
|8-3 Participation by the State of manufacture (or design) and the State of the operator|
|8-4 Recommended procedures|
|Chapter 9-Accident Investigation Records|
|9-1 Opening the record|
|Chapter 10-Family Assistant Procedures|
|10-2 Duties and responsibilities of AAIU|
|10-3 Duties and responsibilities of|
|10-4 Duties and responsibilities of airlines and commercial operators|
|10-5 Duties and responsibilities of general aviation|
|10-6 Duties and responsibilities of voluntary body|
|Chapter 11 - Public Release of Accident and Incident Information|
|11-1 Public release|
|11-2 Public hearing|
|11-3 Legal proceedings|
|Chapter 12 - Aircraft Accident/Incident Prevention|
|Appendix 1 — List of abbreviations|
|Appendix 2 — Forms list|
|Appendix 3 — Guide / How to fill the forms||App.3-1|
|Filling in CAA/AAIU Form 31-9||App.3-1|
|Filling in CAA/AAIU Form 31-9D||App.3-11|
|Appendix 4 — AAIU investigators’ addressee||App.4-1|
|Appendix 5 — AAIU organizational structure||App.5-1|