Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-11-023
Details
Synopsis: On July 31, 2008, about 0945 central daylight time, East Coast Jets flight 81, a Hawker Beechcraft Corporation 125-800A airplane, N818MV, crashed while attempting to go around after landing on runway 30 at Owatonna Degner Regional Airport (OWA), Owatonna, Minnesota. The two pilots and six passengers were killed, and the airplane was destroyed by impact forces. The nonscheduled, domestic passenger flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135. An instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed and activated; however, it was canceled before the landing. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the probable cause of this accident was the captain’s decision to attempt a go-around late in the landing roll with insufficient runway remaining. Contributing to the accident were (1) the pilots’ poor crew coordination and lack of cockpit discipline; (2) fatigue, which likely impaired both pilots’ performance; and (3) the failure of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to require crew resource management (CRM) training and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for 14 CFR Part 135 operators.
Recommendation: TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: Work with the National Weather Service to revise Advisory Circular 00-24B, “Thunderstorms,” by including explanations of the terms used to describe severe thunderstorms, such as “bow echo,” “derecho,” and “mesoscale convective system.”
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Owatonna, MN, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA08MA085
Accident Reports: Crash During Attempted Go-Around After Landing East Coast Jets Flight 81 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation 125-800A, N818MV
Report #: AAR-11-01
Accident Date: 7/31/2008
Issue Date: 3/29/2011
Date Closed: 3/11/2016
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Weather, Thunderstorms/Rain/Snow

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 3/11/2016
Response: On February 19, 2013, you issued AC 00-24C, which updated the information in AC 00 24B. The revisions include explanations of the terms used to describe severe thunderstorms, as we requested. Accordingly, Safety Recommendation A-11-23 is classified CLOSED—ACCEPTABLE ACTION.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 7/29/2013
Response: We appreciate learning that the FAA is currently revising the AC and look forward to reviewing it, once the document is issued. Pending completion of the recommended revisions, Safety Recommendation A-11-23 remains classified OPEN—ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/9/2013
Response: CC# 201300375 and CC# 201300378 were combined. -From Michael P. Huerta, Administrator: In coordination with the National Weather Service, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed a draft revision to Advisory Circular (AC) 00-24B, "Thunderstorms," on August 22, 2012. We received public comments on this draft and are currently finalizing the AC, which will be identified as AC 00-24C. The FAA expects publication of AC 00-24C by the end of2013. I will keep the Board informed of the FAA's progress 011 this recommendation and provide an updated response by February 28, 2014.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 9/6/2011
Response: The NTSB notes that, in coordination with the National Weather Service, the FAA will review and revise AC 00-24. Pending completion of the recommended revisions, Safety Recommendation A-11-23 is classified OPEN—ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 6/10/2011
Response: CC# 201100245: - From J. Randolph Babbitt, Administrator: Based upon our analysis of the information available, the FAA concurs with Safety Recommendation A-11-23. In coordination with other responsible agency offices and the National Weather Service, we will review and revise Advisory Circular (AC) 00-24, Thunderstorms. We expect to have the revisions to the AC complete by May 31, 2012, and I will provide an update by August 2012.