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HQPR 8621.1
Effective Date: November 08, 2011
Expiration Date: June 08, 2019
Responsible Office: LM
Mishap Reporting, Investigating, and Recordkeeping Program and Plan
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Table of Contents | Preface | Chapter1 | Chapter2 | Chapter3 | Chapter4 | Chapter5 | Chapter6 | Chapter7 | AppendixA | AppendixB | AppendixC | AppendixD | AppendixE | AppendixF | Appendix G | AppendixH | AppendixI | AppendixJ | AppendixK | AppendixL

Appendix F: Mishap Classification Levels

Classification

Level

 

Property Damage

Injury

Type A

Mishap

Total direct cost of mission failure and property damage is $2,000,000 or more,

or

Crewed aircraft hull loss has occurred,

or

Occurrence of an unexpected crewed

aircraft departure from controlled

flight (except high performance

jet/test aircraft such as F-15, F-16,

F/A-18, T-38, OV-10, and T-34, when

engaged in flight test activities).

 

Occupational injury and/or illness that resulted in:

A fatality,

or

A permanent total disability,

or

The hospitalization for inpatient care of 3 or more people within 30 workdays of the mishap.

 

Type B

Mishap

Total direct cost of mission failure and property damage of at least $500,000 but less than $2,000,000.

Occupational injury and/or illness has resulted in permanent partial disability.

or

The hospitalization for inpatient care of 1-2 people within 30 workdays of the mishap.

 

Type C

Mishap

Total direct cost of mission failure and property damage of at least $50,000 but less than $500,000.

Nonfatal occupational injury or illness that caused any workdays away from work, restricted duty, or transfer to another job beyond the workday or shift on which it occurred.

 

Type D

Mishap

Total direct cost of mission failure and property damage of at least $1,000 but less than $50,000.

Any nonfatal OSHA recordable occupational injury and/or illness that does not meet the definition of a Type C mishap.

 

Close Call

An event in which there is no equipment/property damage or minor equipment/property damage (less than $1000), but which possesses a potential to cause a mishap.

 

An event in which there is no injury or only minor injury requiring first aid, but which possesses a potential to cause a mishap.


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