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PRELIMINARY ACCIDENT NOTIFICATION REPORT

PRODUCT: Preliminary Accident Notification Report (OAV)

REFERENCE: WSOM Chapter D-90, Section 5.2

ISSUED BY: All NWS offices for accidents within their County Warning Area (CWA)

PURPOSE: To provide timely, factual, and comprehensive information to the Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and other concerned NWS organizations in order for them to:

               a.   brief key officials for NOAA and the DOC;

b. respond to queries from outside agencies in the proper perspective;

c. initiate an internal inquiry, if required; and

d. take prompt remedial action, if required.

CHANGES: None

COMMENTS: Shall be submitted on every known or suspected weather-factor aircraft
accident, and on every major aircraft accident. Also, submit regarding missing aircraft in which weather may be a factor.

CONTACT: Judson Ladd, W/SR1x2
Regional Aviation Meteorologist
(817) 978-2652 Ext. 109


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Last updated December 12, 1996
Missy Perales