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Occurrence, Birdstrike, Serious Incident and Accident Reporting


The information below provides a brief overview on the essential processes and procedures for the reporting of occurrences, birdstrikes, serious incidents and accidents that occur within the Isle of Man. CAA Publication 7 (CP7) provides further information and guidance. Operators of Isle of Man registered aircraft should refer directly to Registry Publication 5.

Mandatory Occurrence Reports

The following persons shall report occurrences that endanger or that if not corrected would endanger an aircraft, its occupants, or any other person:

  • operators, commanders and aircraft maintenance engineers of Isle of Man registered turbine powered aircraft (see Registry Publication 5)
  • the airport licensee and manager of a licensed airport in the Isle of Man
  • Isle of Man air traffic controllers and air traffic engineers

Reports are to be made to the Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration by completing and submitting Part 1 of CAA Form 1 Mandatory Occurrence Report  within 96 hours of the occurrence coming to the knowledge of the person making the report.

Additionally, any person not listed above who is directly engaged in Isle of Man aviation activities is encouraged to voluntarily report such events.

Birdstrike Reporting

Commander of aircraft shall report birdstrike occurrences that occur whilst the aircraft is in flight in or over the Isle of Man to the IOM CAA. Isle of Man Airport should report all actual or suspected birdstrikes that occur on and in the vicinity of the aerodrome.

Birdstrike reports are to be made to the Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration by completing and submitting CAA Form 2 Birdstrike Occurrence Form.

Aircraft Serious Incidents and Accidents

Following initial emergency response alerting, serious incidents and accidents occurring in the Isle of Man shall be reported without delay to the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) (telephone: 01252 512299) by aircraft commanders/operators and aerodrome operators, providing as much of the following information as is known:

  • type, model, nationality and registration marks of the aircraft
  • names of the owner, operator and hirer (if any) of the aircraft
  • name of the commander of the aircraft
  • date and time (UTC) of the accident or serious incident
  • last point of departure and the next point of intended landing of the aircraft
  • position of the aircraft in relation to some easily defined geographical location
  • number of:
    • crew on board and the number killed or seriously injured;
    • passengers on board and the number killed or seriously injured
    • other persons killed or seriously injured as a result of the accident
    • nature of the accident or serious incident and the extent of damage as far as is known


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