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Mishap Reviews

The Mishap Review is the key step in finding out why a mishap occurred so we can prevent it from happening again by strengthening our risk controls.

This page, and the guidance provided in CAPR 160-2, should give any member the basic information they need to perform a thorough mishap review on any minor mishap.   If you need assistance, check with you Safety Officer, your wing or region director of safety, or contact us at SAFETY@CAPNHQ.GOV


Mishap Review Training

Mishap Review Course   This course, coupled with CAPR 160-2, will provide you a systematic approach to performing a mishap review.  To get safety education credit for this course, you may go to the LMS on eServices then go to the AXIS LMS page to take the course and quiz.

Mishap Review Template 

Mishap Review Report Template  This fillable Word Template, guided by the mishap review training (above) will guide you through the process of writing a mishap review that will answer the questions and fill in the blanks.  Use this template to write your mishap review, save it, and upload it as an attachment on the mishap page in SIRS.

The Five M's for Mishap Reviews

The Five M's for Mishap Reviews    This document should give you a good understanding of how and why we use the Five M's when conducting a mishap review.  If you would like to share the technique or train other members in the use of the 5 M's, there's also a discussion starter at the end.

The Five M Mishap Review Worksheets  

The worksheets listed below will help guide your data gathering for various common types of mishaps.  The worksheets provide some common questions you might want to ask in each of the 5 M categories.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  These questions are just starters... every mishap is unique, with its own set of circumstances, and you must ask "why" to make sure you get to all the contributing factors.

Aircraft Ground Handling Mishap

Aircraft Flat Tire Mishap

Aircraft Landing Mishap

Minor Vehicle Mishap

Vehicle & Trailer Flat Tire Mishap

Bodily Injury Mishap

Fainting/Heat/Illness Mishap



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