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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-16-028
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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: For airports certificated under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 139, direct airport certification safety inspectors to ensure, before or during the airports’ next scheduled annual inspection, that policies and procedures for friction measurement during winter operations are accurately and adequately described in the airports’ Airport Certification Manual and Snow and Ice Control Plan.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
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: 3/27/2017
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 3/27/2017
Response: We note that, as part of the implementation of the Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA), you required all Part 139-certificated airports to resubmit their snow- and ice-control plans for approval by September 30, 2016. This resubmission and approval included a review of policies and procedures for friction measurement. Based on that resubmission and review, Safety Recommendation A-16-28 is classified CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 12/27/2016
Response: -From Michael P. Huerta, Administrator: Airport Certification Safety Inspectors routinely review the airports· policies and procedures for friction measurement during winter operations before and during each inspection. As part of the implementation of the Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment, we required all part 139 certificated airports to resubmit their Snow and Ice Control Plans for approval by September 30, 2016. This included a review of policies and procedures for friction measurement. Based on these actions. I believe the FAA has effectively addressed this safety recommendation.