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Initial Notification of An Accident/Serious Incident

In case of an aircraft accident or serious incident occurs in Sri Lanka, and any aircraft registered in Sri Lanka or an aircraft operated by an operator of Sri Lanka which is involved in an accident or serious incident in overseas, an initial notification shall be sent to CAASL immediately.

Who must report an aircraft accident or serious incident

  • the owner, operator, hirer, lessor, agent or the pilot-in- command of the aircraft
  • the owner or operator of the aerodrome in Sri Lanka, if the occurrence happens on or adjacent to the aerodrome.
  • the Air Traffic Service Provider, if the occurrence happens in Sri Lankan airspace.
  • the organizer of flying display or festival, if the occurrence happens during a flying display or festival being held in Sri Lanka
  • the handler or organizer of the demonstration flight, if the occurrence happens during a demonstration flight in Sri Lanka

Notifying person should provide whatever information is able to gather as soon as possible without waiting for all the information to become available through a phone and an email to sldgca@caa.lk & mgrasm@caa.lk.

What information to forward to CAASL as initial notification

  1. the type, model, nationality and registration marks of the aircraft;
  2. the names of the owner, operator and hirer (if any) of the aircraft;
  3. the name of the commander of the aircraft;
  4. the date and time (UTC) of the accident/ serious incident;
  5. the last point of departure and the next point of intended landing of the aircraft involved;
  6. the position of the accident in relation to some easily defined geographical location and the latitude and longitude of such location;
  7. the number of -
    1. crew on board and the number killed or seriously injured.
    2. passengers on board and the number killed or seriously injured.
    3. other persons killed or seriously injured as a result of the accident.
  8. the nature of the accident or incident and the extent of damage as far as is known.
  9. Physical characteristics of the location in which the accident or incident occurred
  10. Presence and description of dangerous goods, if any that were being carried on board the aircraft
  11. Identification & contactable details of the notifying person

Details omitted from the notification may be provided later, when they become available.

Subsequent to the initial Notification, a completed Mandatory Occurrence Report shall be submitted to this Authority within 24hrs.