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Safety Recommendation A-97-001
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Synopsis: ON 11/19/96, AT 1703 CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME, A UNITED EXPRESS BEECHCRAFT 1900C (BEECH 1900C), FLIGHT 5929 COLLIDED WITH A BEEHCRAFT KING AIR A90, N1127D, AT TGE QUINCY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT NEAR QUINCY, ILLINOIS. FLIGHT 5925 WAS COMPLETING ITS LAND ROLL ON RUNWAY 13, & THE KING AIR WAS IN ITS TAKEOFF ROLL ON RUNWAY ON WHEN THE COLLISION OCCURRED. ALL 10 PASSENGERS & TWO CREWMEMBERS ABOARD FLIGHT 5925 & THE PILOTS OF THE KING AIR WERE KILLELD. FLIGHT 5925 WAS A SCHEDULED PASSENGER FLIGHT OPERATING UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 14 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR) PART 135. THE BEECH 1900C WAS CERTIFICATED UNDER 14 CFR PART 23, SPECIAL FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATION 41.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FAA: IMMEDIATELY ISSUE A TELEGRAPHIC AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE DIRECTING ALL BEECHRAFT 1900 OPERATORS TO (1) CONSPICUOUSLY IDENTIFY THE EXTERNAL AIR STAIR EXIT DOOR BUTTON WITH HIGHLY VISIBLE MARKINGS, (2) INDICATE THAT THE BUTTON MUST BE DEPRESSED WHILE THE HANDLE IS ROTATED, & (3) INCLUDE AN ARROW TO SHOW THE DIRECTION THAT THE HANDLE MUST BE MOVED TO OPEN THE DOOR. (URGENT)
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: QUINCY, IL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA97MA009AB
Accident Reports: Runway Collision United Express Flight 5925 and Beechcraft King Air A90 Quincy Municipal Airport
Report #: AAR-97-04
Accident Date: 11/19/1996
Issue Date: 1/3/1997
Date Closed: 4/25/1997
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 4/25/1997
Response: ON 2/4/97, THE FAA ISSUED PRIORITY LETTER AD 97-04-02 TO REQUIRE INSTALLATION OF NEW EXTERIOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS, MARKINGS, & PLACARDS FOR THE AIR STAIR DOOR, CARGO DOOR, & EMERGENCY EXITS ON BEECHCRAFT 1900 AIRPLANES. BASED ON THE FAA'S ACTION, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-97-1 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 2/24/1997
Response: THE FAA AGRESS WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION & ON 2/4/97, ISSUED PRIORITY LETTER AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE (AD) 97-04-02 TO REQUIRE INSTALLATION OF NEW EXTERIOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS, MARKINGS & PLACARDS FOR THE AIR STAIR DOOR, CARGO DOOR, & EMERGENCY EXITS. THE MODIFICATION IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY MONDATORY SERVICE BULLETIN NO. 2741 DATED FEBRUARY 1997.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 1/7/1997
Response: