Definition

Accident

Definition of an Accident


means an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until such time as all such persons have disembarked, in which:

1. a person is fatally or seriously injured
-on board an aircraft or
-as a result of direct contact with any part of the aircraft including parts which have become detached from the aircraft, or
-as a result of direct exposure to jet or propeller blast,

except when these injuries are from causes other than the accident, self-inflicted or inflicted by other persons, or when the injuries are to stowaways hiding outside the areas normally available to the passengers and crew members;

or

2. the aircraft or the airframe sustains damage which:
- adversely affects the structural strength, performance or flight characteristics of the aircraft, and
- would normally require major repair or replacement of the affected aircraft component;

except for engine failure or damage, when the damage to the aircraft is limited to the engine concerned, its cowlings or accessories; or for damage limited to propellers, wing tips, radio antennas, tyres, brakes, fairings or to small dents or puncture holes in the aircraft skin;

or

the aircraft is missing or inaccessible.

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