Chapter 7.80
ACCIDENTS

Sections:

7.80.010    Aircraft accidents.

7.80.020    Motor vehicle accidents.

7.80.030    Bodily injury and property damage.

7.80.010 Aircraft accidents.

A. The owner or operator of an aircraft involved in an aircraft accident or incident on the airport shall report the accident or incident to the airport superintendent by calling 911 and the FAA. Other reporting shall be in accordance with the requirements of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):

1. Immediately, if the aircraft or a condition of the airport poses an imminent safety hazard;

2. Immediately, if the accident or incident involves death or serious injury;

3. Within one hour of the accident or incident, or as soon as possible thereafter, if the accident or incident involves minor bodily injury or damage to any one person’s property in excess of $500.00; and

4. If otherwise, within 24 hours of the accident or incident or as soon as possible thereafter.

B. The accident report shall include:

1. The make, model, and registration number of the aircraft involved;

2. The names and mailing addresses of all persons involved;

3. A description of the accident or incident;

4. The name and mailing address of the owner(s) of the aircraft involved; and

5. Such other information as the airport superintendent or federal agencies may require. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.80.020 Motor vehicle accidents.

The owner or operator of a motor vehicle involved in an accident that occurs on city-owned property on the airport, other than a public street, shall report the accident to the police emergency dispatch center by calling 911. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.80.030 Bodily injury and property damage.

A. Any person who damages, by any means, a fence, gate, gate control, light, fixture, or other city-owned property on the airport shall:

1. Report the damage:

a. Immediately to the airport superintendent and the FAA flight service station, if the damage is likely to adversely impact the safety of aircraft operations on, or the security of, the airport; or

b. As soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours after the damage occurred, to the airport superintendent, if the damage will not adversely impact the safety of aircraft operations on, or the security of, the airport;

2. Be fully responsible:

a. To pay all costs related to the repair, restoration, or replacement of the damaged property, including the city’s legal and administrative costs; and

b. For any bodily injury or property damage that occurs as a direct or indirect result of the person’s damage to city-owned property.

B. If a person who is injured on the airport by, or owns property on the airport damaged by, the city, a city employee, or by city-owned property, the injured person or their representative, or the owner of the damaged property, as applicable, shall report the accident to the airport superintendent within:

1. One hour after the injury or damage, or as soon as possible thereafter, if the accident involves bodily injury or death or damage to any one person’s property in excess of $500.00; and

2. If otherwise, within 24 hours of the accident or as soon as possible thereafter. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)