Section 5. Other SAR Actions
8-5-1. CONTACT WITH
AIRCRAFT CROSSING HAZARDOUS AREA
When lake, island, mountain, swamp reporting, or
special reporting service programs have been
established and a pilot requests the service, establish
radio contact every 10 minutes (or at designated
position checkpoints) with the aircraft while it is
crossing the hazardous area. If contact with the
aircraft is lost for more than 15 minutes, begin search
and rescue at the ALNOT phase.
Hazardous Area Reporting Service and chart depictions
are published in the AIM
8-5-2. CANADIAN TRANSBORDER
a. Assume SAR responsibility on transborder
aircraft upon acknowledgment of the inbound flight
b. When SAR action is initiated, the destination
and departure facilities are responsible for all
communications search actions within their respective countries and for alerting their respective RCC.
c. Canadian communications search procedures
and action times are similar to U.S. procedures. They
will address all SAR messages to the U.S. departure
FSS, which is then responsible for initiating SAR
action for the U.S. portion of the route of flight.
d. For inbounds from Canada, apply standard U.S.
SAR procedures contained in this chapter for the U.S.
portion of the route. Include the Canadian departure
facility as an addressee on all SAR messages since
that facility is responsible for initiating SAR action
for the Canadian portion of the route of flight.
e. Upon receipt of a Canadian QALQ, the
departure FSS must take the following actions:
1. Check history files for any information about
2. If unable to obtain additional information, or
within 15 minutes after receipt of the QALQ, transmit
a message to the destination facility containing all
flight plan information not previously sent.
f. Upon receipt of a Canadian INREQ, the
departure FSS must transmit an INREQ for the U.S.
portion of the route of flight and reply to Canada
within 1 hour in accordance with standard INREQ
g. Upon receipt of a Canadian ALNOT, the
departure FSS must transmit an ALNOT for the U.S.
portion of the route and reply to Canada within 1 hour
in accordance with standard ALNOT procedures.
Some U.S. airspace is controlled by Canadian ATC
facilities, which may also be addressed when appropriate.