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R E S T R I C T E D

OFFICE OF/6IVILIAN DEB~,~SZ
WAS}~/~GTON, D. C.
CI~$iL AIR PATROL

NATIONAL r~AD~b:~RTERS
WI~SHINGTON, DECET:.~ER i, 19Z2

OPm~ATIONS DIRECTIVE)
NO.
26)

ACCIDENT REPORTS - CAP OPZPATiNG BASES A.~ STATIONS

i° In cases of forced landing\ or other accidents of any
consequence, the Base or Station Commander will forthwith issue Special
Orders appointing from among the members of his Command an Accident Investigation Board composed of three pilots, one obser~Jer and one
mechanic, each of whom shall have been on duty with the Command for a
period of not less than ten (lO) days. The menbel-s so designated will
elect one of their members as Chairm~. of the Board and one as Secretary
and will immediately proceed ~@th a complete investigation and study of
the accident.
2o The Acciden.~. inve~]tigat~on Board ~ill collect all available
information and evidence bearing on-.the accident and v~ll take written
signed statements from all survivors and witnesSQSo Each such statement
will be witnessed by the Chairman of the Board with hJ:s signature° ~e
original signed copies of said ~tatements will be attached to the Report
of the Accident Investigation Board. as ez~ibits.
3. As soon as the Board has completed its investigation and
s t u d y, i t w i l l p r e p a r e a w r i t t e n r e p o r t s e t t i n g f o r t h i t s fi n d i n g s , c o n c l u s i o n s , a n d r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s . T h i ~ . r e p o r t w. i l l f o l l c : : ~ t h e f o ? ~ n a t t a c h e d
hereto and will be signed by each member of the Board° Copies of this
form are not available for distribution by National Headquarters.
4. The original copy of said report, complete with signed
statements obtained from survivors and witnesses, together vrlth a copy of
the Special Orders appointing the Boazd, will be submitted to the Base or
S t a t i o n C o m m a n d e r, w h o w i l l i ~ m e d i a t c l y f o m ~ . a r d s s z ~ o t o N a t i c n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s w i t h a n y s u p p l e m e n t a r y s t a t e m e n t o r c o m m e n t h e m a y h a v e t o o f f e r.
B y d i r e c t i o n o f National Commander JO~:SON: ../ '-,.

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(Location) ......................................................
(Date) ...............................................................
REPORT OF ACCIDEh"r I~ESTIGATION BOARD

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Place, date, and hour of accident ................................ .

2.

Make of aircraft ........................ Model ..................... NC
H . P,

Engine Make ...........

Ti m e o n a i r c r a f t s i n c e l a s t o v e r h a u l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Time on engine since last overhaul .................................................
3. Name and address of aircraft owner ................................................................
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4.

List of flight instruments v~th which airplane was equipped .....................

Was aircraft armed? ........

5.

List armament ......................................................

List of all special equi~nent, other than armmment~ that was carried at
time of accident ....................................................................................................................
..................................................................................................................................................... v ...................

6.

If plane was on courier assignment, llst cargo carried and approximate
weight ....................................................................................................................................................

7. Name of pilot ................................................................................................................
Address of pilot ....................................................................................................................................
C A P S e r i a l N o . . . . . . . Date assigned to Patrol or Station ..........................................

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Hours this type assignment ...................... ........................ otal time as pilot ...............................................
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Ty p e s a i r c r a f t fl o w n

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CAA Certificate No.. ........................................
Grade ............................................ P~tings ...........................................................
8. Result of accident to pilot ...................................................................................................................................................................

9. Name of observer. ...................................................................................................................................................................................................
Address of observer ............................................................................................................................................................................................
CAP Serial No ............................

Date assigned to Patrol or Station ..........................................................

HOurS this type assigr, ment ................................................... Tote.1 time as obGerver .................................
Wa s o b s e r v e r c e r t i fi e d . D i l o t ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I f B o ~ g i v e E . r a d e ' ~ c e r t i fi c a t e n o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

and ratings .. ...........................................................

. ................................................................................................

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I0~ Result of accident to observer .............................................

11,- Names and-addresses of any passengers .................................................................................................................................

12,

Authority of passengers for £].ight ..............................................................................................................................................

Result of accident to passenEers ...........................................................................................................................................................
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Damage to aircraft .......................................................................................................................................................................................................

,, ...........................................................................................................................

, ............. ° ...............................................................................................

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Can aircraft and/or engino be repaired or rebuilt?
.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ° ............................................

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Did investigation of accident revsal any structural or engine failure?
................... State complete details ....................................................................................................................................
......... [ ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

17. Time of take-off ................ N o . o f g a l i o n s o f g a s c a r r i e d a t t a k e - o f f
............................ Was aircraft inspected prior to take-off? ................... By whom? ..................
...................................................................... Title .............................................................................................
Was aircraft, okayed for flight duty? ............... By whom? .....................................................................................
Title ................................................................................................................................................................................: ......................... .: ................
18.

Weather at time of accident: Amount and type of cloud ........................................................................
.................................................... Ceiling or base of cloud .............................................................................
Weather (rain, snow, fogj thttuderstorm, icing, etc.) ...........................................................................
Wind direction and velocity ...........................................................
.................. Visibility .........................

19.

Name and address of hospital to ~,hlch injured v~ere taken .............................................

20.

Name and address of attending physician ..............................................................................................................

21.

Names and addresses of all ~witnesses ........................................................................................................................................

22.

List of signed statomcnta of survivors and witnesses:
Exhibit A, Statement of .............................................................................................................................................
Exhibit B, Statement of ................................................................................................................................
Exhibit C, Statement of ......................................................................................................

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Exhibi~'E, Statement of ..................................................................................................................................................................
Exhibit F, Statement of
Statement of all facts relating to the accident as determined by Accident
Investigation Board. (Attach additional sheets if necessary) ....................................................

24.

Statement of conclusions of Accident Investigation Board. (Attach
additional sheets if necessary) .....................................................
: ................................................
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26.

I hereby certify that the answers to all of the above questions are
true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

signed ...................
: ..................................
r~~-~ ...................
Chairman

Signed .....................................................................................................................
~ ....

(Name T~ed)
Secretary

signea ....................
T,~~~~ .....................................................
Member

Signed ................................................................................................

(Name ~ea)
Member

Signed ......... . ........................................................................................
............ (Name Typed
Member

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