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EVAC

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Category: ICAO ADREP ICAO ADREP
Content source: ICAO ICAO
Content control: EUROCONTROL EUROCONTROL

Definition

EVAC: Evacuation - Occurrence where either:

(a) person(s) are injured during an evacuation;
(b) an unnecessary evacuation was performed;
(c) evacuation equipment failed to perform as required; or
(d) the evacuation contributed to the severity of the occurrence.

Usage Notes

  • Includes cases where an injury(ies) was(were) sustained during the evacuation through an emergency exit or main cabin door.
  • Includes cases where the evacuation itself is the accident (in essence, had there not been an evacuation there would not have been an accident).
  • An unnecessary evacuation is one that was either erroneously commanded by the crew or uncommanded.
  • Only used for passenger carrying operations involving transport category aircraft.
  • Includes evacuation following a ditching or survivable crash landing in water provided one of the conditions above are met.