26 Obligation to notify all accidents and incidents

(1)

The pilot-in-command of any aircraft that is involved in an accident shall notify the accident to the Authority as soon as practicable.

(1A)

Every person who—

(a)

operates, maintains, or services, or does any other act in respect of any aircraft, aeronautical product, or aviation related service; and

(b)

is involved in an incident,—

shall, where required to do so under rules made under this Act, notify the incident to the Authority.

(2)

If, due to injuries or death, the pilot-in-command is unable to give the necessary notice under subsection (1), the operator shall provide the necessary notice.

(3)

The co-ordinator of any search and rescue operation for any aircraft shall notify the Authority of the operation as soon as practicable.

(4)

The Authority may on being notified under subsection (1) or subsection (1A) or subsection (2) or subsection (3) request such additional information, in such form as the Authority considers appropriate in each specific case, and the pilot-in-command or operator or person of whom the request is made shall provide the additional information forthwith.

Section 26(1): substituted, on 10 August 1992, by section 16(1) of the Civil Aviation Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 75).

Section 26(1A): inserted, on 10 August 1992, by section 16(1) of the Civil Aviation Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 75).

Section 26(3): substituted, on 10 August 1992, by section 16(2) of the Civil Aviation Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 75).

Section 26(4): amended, on 13 August 1996, by section 9 of the Civil Aviation Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 91).

Section 26(4): amended, on 10 August 1992, by section 16(3) of the Civil Aviation Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 75).

Section 26(4): amended, on 10 August 1992, by section 40(1) of the Civil Aviation Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 75).