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150/5200-12C - First Responders’ Responsibility for Protecting Evidence at the Scene of an Aircraft Accident/Incident

Date Issued
September 28, 2009
Responsible Office
AAS-300,  Office of Airport Safety and Operations - Airport Safety & Operations Division

Furnishes general guidance for airport employees, airport management, and other personnel responsible for aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) operations at the scene of an aircraft accident on the proper preservation of evidence.  It explains the need for preservation of evidence and details operational actions which may be permitted if performed in the interest of preserving life.