- Call out that an accident has occurred on the radio.
- All pilots need to keep the radio frequency clear. Only communicate if you can contribute. Pilots in the air can relay emergency communications as needed.
- Airborne pilots - fly your wing. Land safely. Don't create additional problems.
- Attempt to communicate with the pilot over radio. If you can't communicate with the pilot call 911.
- Someone with medical/rescue experience take command.
- If this is a minor incident. Communicate that the incident has been resolved:
- Communicate on radio that there is a major incident.
- Call 911
- Nature of incident and degree of injury
- Location: nearby roads, landmarks and GPS coordinates
- include access information
- where to meet EMS
- Will helicopter possibly be necessary; is there a location for them to
In addition to an Incident Commander you may need
- Person to contact all pilots in air to inform them of incident and
request to keep channel clear.
- Person to retrieve first aid kit
- Person to monitor vital signs, pulse and respirations (CPR certified)
- Person to contact pilot’s immediate family
- Person to be a scribe – document everything at intervals or when
there is a change in condition.
The Incident Commander is responsible for submitting a report to USHPA.