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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT 

§ 121.705 

(b) For the purpose of this section 

during flight 

means the period from the 

moment the aircraft leaves the surface 
of the earth on takeoff until it touches 
down on landing. 

(c) In addition to the reports required 

by paragraph (a) of this section, each 
certificate holder shall report any 
other failure, malfunction, or defect in 
an aircraft that occurs or is detected at 
any time if, in its opinion, that failure, 
malfunction, or defect has endangered 
or may endanger the safe operation of 
an aircraft used by it. 

(d) Each certificate holder shall sub-

mit each report required by this sec-
tion, covering each 24-hour period be-
ginning at 0900 local time of each day 
and ending at 0900 local time on the 
next day, to the FAA offices in Okla-
homa City, Oklahoma. Each report of 
occurrences during a 24-hour period 
shall be submitted to the collection 
point within the next 96 hours. How-
ever, a report due on Saturday or Sun-
day may be submitted on the following 
Monday, and a report due on a holiday 
may be submitted on the next work 

(e) The certificate holder shall sub-

mit the reports required by this section 
on a form or in another format accept-
able to the Administrator. The reports 
shall include the following informa-

(1) Type and identification number of 

the aircraft. 

(2) The name of the operator. 
(3) The date, flight number, and stage 

during which the incident occurred 
(e.g., preflight, takeoff, climb, cruise, 
descent landing, and inspection). 

(4) The emergency procedure effected 

(e.g., unscheduled landing and emer-
gency descent). 

(5) The nature of the failure, mal-

function, or defect. 

(6) Identification of the part and sys-

tem involved, including available infor-
mation pertaining to type designation 
of the major component and time since 

(7) Apparent cause of the failure, 

malfunction, or defect (e.g., wear, 
crack, design deficiency, or personnel 

(8) Whether the part was repaired, re-

placed, sent to the manufacturer, or 
other action taken. 

(9) Whether the aircraft was ground-


(10) Other pertinent information nec-

essary for more complete identifica-
tion, determination of seriousness, or 
corrective action. 

(f) A certificate holder that is also 

the holder of a Type Certificate (in-
cluding a Supplemental Type Certifi-
cate), a Parts Manufacturer Approval, 
or a Technical Standard Order Author-
ization, or that is the licensee of a type 
certificate holder, need not report a 
failure, malfunction, or defect under 
this section if the failure, malfunction, 
or defect has been reported by it under 
§ 21.3 of this chapter or under the acci-
dent reporting provisions of 14 CFR 
part 830. 

(g) No person may withhold a report 

required by this section even though 
all information required in this section 
is not available. 

(h) When certificate holder gets addi-

tional information, including informa-
tion from the manufacturer or other 
agency, concerning a report required 
by this section, it shall expeditiously 
submit it as a supplement to the first 
report and reference the date and place 
of submission of the first report. 

[Doc. No. 6258, 29 FR 19226, Dec. 31, 1964, as 
amended by Doc. No. 8084, 32 FR 5770, Apr. 11, 
1967; Amdt. 121–72, 35 FR 18188, Nov. 28, 1970; 
Amdt. 121–143, 43 FR 22642, May 25, 1978; 
Amdt. 121–178, 47 FR 13316, Mar. 29, 1982; 
Amdt. 121–187, 50 FR 32375, Aug. 9, 1985; 
Amdt. 121–195, 53 FR 8728, Mar. 16, 1988; 
Amdt. 121–251, 60 FR 65936, Dec. 20, 1995; 
Amdt. 121–319, 70 FR 76979, Dec. 29, 2005] 

§ 121.705

Mechanical interruption 

summary report. 

Each certificate holder shall submit 

to the Administrator, before the end of 
the 10th day of the following month, a 
summary report for the previous 
month of: 

(a) Each interruption to a flight, un-

scheduled change of aircraft en route, 
or unscheduled stop or diversion from a 
route, caused by known or suspected 
mechanical difficulties or malfunctions 
that are not required to be reported 
under § 121.703. 

(b) The number of engines removed 

prematurely because of malfunction, 
failure or defect, listed by make and 
model and the aircraft type in which it 
was installed. 

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