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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-16-021
Synopsis: On March 5, 2015, at 1102 eastern standard time, Delta Air Lines flight 1086, a Boeing MD-88, N909DL, was landing on runway 13 at LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York, New York, when it departed the left side of the runway, contacted the airport perimeter fence, and came to rest with the airplaneā€™s nose on an embankment next to Flushing Bay. The 2 pilots, 3 flight attendants, and 98 of the 127 passengers were not injured; the other 29 passengers received minor injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged. Flight 1086 was a regularly scheduled passenger flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121. An instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.
Recommendation: TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: Encourage US operators of MD-80 series airplanes to (1) implement the best practices identified in Safety Recommendation A-16-20 and (2) participate in an industry-wide monitoring program to verify the continued effectiveness of those solutions over time.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Open - Acceptable Response
Mode: Aviation
Location: New York, NY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Accident #: DCA15FA085
Accident Reports: Runway Excursion During Landing Delta Air Lines Flight 1086 Boeing MD-88, N909DL, New York, New York March 5, 2015
Report #: AAR-16-02
Accident Date: 3/5/2015
Issue Date: 10/6/2016
Date Closed:
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Open - Acceptable Response)

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
Date: 3/27/2017
Response: We note that, once you review the information that you are collecting in response to Safety Recommendation A-16-20, you will determine how to encourage US MD-80-series airplane operators to implement the identified best practices, and that you plan to discuss how to assess the continued effectiveness of those best practices with Boeing and the operators. We believe that your Aviation Safety Analysis and Information Sharing (ASIAS) program could be used to assess the continued effectiveness of the best practices that you identify. Pending completion of your activities, Safety Recommendation A-16-21 is classified OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE.

From: FAA
Date: 12/27/2016
Response: -From Michael P. Huerta, Administrator: As we discussed above. the FAA is reaching out to a selected group of operators and has also established communication with Boeing regarding this recommendation. Once we review the operational procedures and training programs we requested and make a determination of best practices based on that review. we will then determine the best way to encourage implementation or those practices. In addition, we plan fut1her discussions with Boeing and the U.S. operators of MD-80 series airplanes to determine options for assessing continued effectiveness of the best practices we identify.