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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-16-024
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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 airplane’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: If the systems described in Safety Recommendation A-16-23 are shown to be technically and operationally feasible, work with operators and the system manufacturers to develop procedures that ensure that airplane-based braking ability results can be readily conveyed to, and easily interpreted by, arriving flight crews, airport operators, air traffic control personnel, and others with a safety need for this information. (Safety Recommendations A-16-023 and A-16-024 supersede Safety Recommendation A-07-064)
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Open - Acceptable Response
Mode: Aviation
Location: New York, NY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: 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)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 9/12/2018
Response: We reviewed the Aviation Safety Technologies (AST) and Metron Aviation/Airbus summary reports, and we note that the Metron Aviation/Airbus report explicitly states that its solution provides a display of the runway condition calculation, which the pilot can then pass on to ATC. The AST solution broadcasts the results to AST’s infrastructure, but we were unable to determine from the report if this solution would also provide pilots with a display of the runway condition calculation. Pending your clarification and completion of the recommended actions, Safety Recommendation A-16-24 remains classified OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 3/27/2017
Response: We note that, in May 2016, you completed a research program initiated in 2013 regarding practical ways of using existing technology to derive an airplane’s braking ability from data typically available on transport airplanes. We further note that you are reviewing draft final reports on this research, and that you are working with industry on two different certification projects that, if successful, will provide the flight crew with designs that convey information regarding friction limited braking action experienced during the landing roll. Please send us copies of the final research reports once you complete your review. Until then, Safety Recommendation A-16-23 is classified “Open—Acceptable Response.” We ask that you consider Safety Recommendation A-16-24 as you work on the designs that will provide friction-limited braking action information to flight crews; specifically, we believe the certificated systems should provide results that can be readily conveyed to and interpreted by the flight crews of airplanes arriving shortly after the landing airplane, airports, and air traffic controllers. Pending consideration of those issues in the two certification projects, Safety Recommendation A-16-24 is classified OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 12/27/2016
Response: -From Michael P. Huerta, Administrator: In 2013, we initiated research on practical methods utilizing existing technology to derive airplane braking ability from data typically available on transport airplanes. We completed this research and received final internal reports in May 20 16. We are currently evaluating these reports to determine the effectiveness of the existing technologies and the best course of act ion for their use. We are also working with industry on two different certification projects that. if successful. \Viii provide designs conveying information to the flight crew regarding friction limited braking action experienced during the landing roll. If. and once, the systems described in Safety Recommendation A-J 6-23 are shown to be technically and operationally feasible, we will evaluate the effectiveness of these existing technologies and the best course of action for their use.