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YOURUNIT-ASO (385) . . . . . Proposed . . . . . 1 OCT 96
SUBJECT: Unit Pre-Accident Plan
A. All unit personnel shall be familiar with the accident plan.
B. Crash Grid maps are located in logbooks of all aircraft and vehicles.
C. The plan shall be tested at the beginning of each exercise or monthly,
D. DA Pam 385-95, AR 420-90 and FM 1-300 are used as references.
P-2 Primary Crash Alarm System (In the event of an accident:)
(1) Personnel shall immediately notify Squadron command.
(2) Operations shall activate crash alarm system and notifications.
(3) Operations shall control, direct, coordinate and dispatch personnel
aircraft, equipment to locate or service crash scene.
(4) There shall be a crash pass system established.
(5) Scene shall be monitored for additional requests or assistance.
(6) Operations shall serve as control center for further activities.
P-3 Medical Section responsibilities:
(1) Proceed to scene as dispatched and support life saving efforts
(2) Alert Hospital, Dispensary, Medevac support as required
(3) Monitor care of injured personnel and provide reports to Opns
(4) Provide support during rescue, after and through investigation
(5) Provide training and recommendations to prevent accidents
P-4 Safety Officer responsibilities:
(1) Proceed to scene of incident/accident as soon as possible
(2) Secure scene and begin to assemble information for investigation
(3) Establish pass system for access by authorized personnel only
(4) Assist those on scene with coordination and investigation
(5) Obtain statements from involved and witnesses
(6) Arrange for immediate steps to preclude further hazards
(7) Report preliminary findings to appropriate channels
(8) Take photographs to document for reports
(9) Ensure all requirements are met to conclude process
P-5 Maintenance Officer Duties:
(1) Proceed to scene for initial assessment
(2) Conduct preliminary damage estimate and recovery planning
(3) Arrange for transport of parts necessary to investigation
(4) Coordinate recovery
P-6 Motor Officer Duties:
(1) Provide transport of authorized personnel and equipment
(2) Provide transport of parts involved in investigation
(3) Provide transport for public safety and health officials
P-7 Communications Officer Duties:
(1) Arrange for communications on scene and command net
(2) Forward communiques as necessary
P-8 Public Affairs Officer Duties:
(1) Proceed to scene and assist Safety Officer with statements
(2) Provide offical statements to press, public and agencies
( Keep press at bay, witnesses in check )
P-9 Adjutant Duties:
(1) Provide information to account for personnel and equipment
(2) Provide information to make official notifications
(3) Perform required administrative functions
P-10 Chaplain Duties:
(1) Proceed to scene if necessary to perform as required
(2) Coordination with Commander for notification process
P-10 Accident Investigation Board:
(1) Proceed to scene and conduct investigation
(2) Report findings
(3) Make recommendations
P-12 Sergeant Major duties:
(1) Assist with coordination
(2) Arrange for personnel as necessary to provide security
Unit will communicate with higher HQ and/or installation, local authorities
and other pertinent agencies until hazards have been mitigated to preclude
further damage or injuries.
Overdue Aircraft Procedure:
1. Flight Operations shall maintain a record/log for each flight mission.
2. Flights beyond unit commo capability shall conduct flight following with
an appropriate agency to be able to forward position/disposition to
3. If/when a flight does not report back within 30 minutes of destination
or designated reporting point, a telephonic/radio search shall be
commenced to locate the flight.
4. After 1 hour, if the flight has not been located or reported, the search
shall be forwarded to FAA Flight Service or appropriate agency for
additional support in locating the aircraft.
5. Search and Rescue (SAR) will be at the discretion of Flight Operations
there is reasonable justification to support such action.
6. Some form of Duty Officer or unit representative shall remain posted
until the disposition of the flight is ascertained.
7. A full report shall be provided to commander at the conclusion.
Refer to Appendix for Local References
( Deployment )
This section will cover 'Going to and Returning from' field
sites, installations, etc.
Unless otherwise specified, Squadron will use command radio net for reports
and requests for assistance. The secondary method of communication is telephone
to the nearest appropriate authority, (911).
Additional Contacts are listed on following pages:
U.S. Army Safety Center Operations 205 255-2660
NGB Aviation Safety Office 703 607-7735
FAA Flight Service 1-800 WX BRIEF