14 CFR § 119.57 - Obtaining deviation authority to perform an emergency operation.
(a) In emergency conditions, the Administrator may authorize deviations if -
(1) Those conditions necessitate the transportation of persons or supplies for the protection of life or property; and
(2) The Administrator finds that a deviation is necessary for the expeditious conduct of the operations.
(b) When the Administrator authorizes deviations for operations under emergency conditions -
(1) The Administrator will issue an appropriate amendment to the certificate holder's operations specifications; or
(2) If the nature of the emergency does not permit timely amendment of the operations specifications -
(i) The Administrator may authorize the deviation orally; and
(ii) The certificate holder shall provide documentation describing the nature of the emergency to the responsible Flight Standards office within 24 hours after completing the operation.
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