Use the information provided or solicit more information as necessary to assist the distressed aircraft. Provide
assistance that is consistent with the requests of the pilot. If you believe an alternative course of action may
prove more beneficial, transmit your recommendation(s) to the pilot.
14 CFR § 91.3 Responsibilities and authority of pilot in command.
If an emergency was declared by an Emergency Autoland system, the aircraft may transmit the following:
That Emergency Autoland has been activated.
Position (mileage and direction) relative to a nearby airport.
The intended emergency landing airport and the planned landing runway.
An ETE to the emergency landing airport.
“Aircraft, N123B, pilot incapacitation, 12 miles southwest of KOJC, landing KIXD airport. Emergency Autoland in
13 minutes on runway 36.”
1. System configurations may vary between manufactur-ers. All systems should be configured to transmit enough
information for the controller to respond effectively to the emergency.
2. In the event of frequency congestion, an Emergency Autoland system may transmit on 121.5 or CTAF instead of
the last assigned ATC frequency.