Re: [billvon] Can someone explain this to me? Ed Scott's message in Parachutist
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> I can't imagine what the reports would have looked like at the 2009 USPA Nationals in Rosharon, TX.
That may be part of the point of the reporting requirements in other organizations. Is the DZO really going to be OK with people landing off if it means hours of paperwork for him?
Having gathered information from this thread and the other ones relating to this issue I better understand that with the "Description of Incident" field it opens a cans of worms.
I wouldn't report possible second-hand information as if I am the Investigator nor do I think S&TA's are appointed as forensic investigators of major and/or minor incidents. Then affirm possibly unreliable information with my licensing information and signature.
The form in and of itself creates undue legal exposure and liability. Often it is not clear what and why an Incident happened and opens the door to speculation which could have adverse legal effects on the person/and or DZ providing a written statement.