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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-16-044
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Synopsis: On November 10, 2015, about 1453 eastern standard time, Execuflight flight 1526, a British Aerospace HS 125-700A (Hawker 700A), N237WR, departed controlled flight while on a nonprecision localizer approach to runway 25 at Akron Fulton International Airport (AKR) and impacted a four-unit apartment building in Akron, Ohio. The captain, first officer, and seven passengers died; no one on the ground was injured. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and postcrash fire. The airplane was registered to Rais Group International NC LLC and operated by Execuflight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 as an on-demand charter flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight departed from Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, Dayton, Ohio, about 1413 and was destined for AKR.
Recommendation: TO TEXTRON AVIATION: Work with the Federal Aviation Administration and Hawker 700- and 800-series training centers to develop and incorporate into Hawker 700-and 800-series pilot training programs a definition of the term “landing assured” that aligns with the language of 14 Code of Federal Regulations 91.175(c)(1).
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Open - Await Response
Mode: Aviation
Location: Akron, OH, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: CEN16MA036
Accident Reports: Crash During Nonprecision Instrument Approach to Landing Execuflight Flight 1526 British Aerospace HS 125-700A, N237WR
Report #: AAR-16-03
Accident Date: 11/10/2015
Issue Date: 11/7/2016
Date Closed:
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Textron Aviation (Open - Await Response)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Textron Aviation
Date: 10/2/2018
Response: We are interested in knowing whether and how our recommendations are implemented, both to ensure that the traveling public is provided the highest level of safety and to identify creative solutions that might be shared with others. We normally expect actions to address our recommendations to be completed within 3 to 5 years, and we have yet to hear from you regarding your progress toward addressing these recommendations. We would appreciate receiving a response within 90 days indicating any actions you have taken or plan to take to implement the recommendation; until then, it retains its current classification of OPEN--AWAIT RESPONSE. Please update us at correspondence@ntsb.gov regarding your actions to address Safety Recommendations A 16 43 and 44, and do not submit both an electronic and a hard copy of the same response.

From: NTSB
To: Textron Aviation
Date: 11/3/2016
Response: On October 18, 2016, we adopted our report concerning the November 10, 2015, accident in which in which a British Aerospace HS 125-700A (Hawker 700A), N237WR, registered to Rais Group International NC LLC and operated by Execuflight, departed controlled flight while on a nonprecision localizer approach to runway 25 at Akron Fulton International Airport and impacted a four-unit apartment building in Akron, Ohio. Additional information about this accident and the resulting recommendations may be found in the report of the investigation, which can be accessed at our Aviation Information Resources webpage under report number NTSB/AAR-16/03.1 As a result of this investigation, we issued 13 new recommendations, including 9 to the Federal Aviation Administration, 2 to Hawker 700-and -800 series training centers, and the following 2 to Textron Aviation: The NTSB is vitally interested in these recommendations because they are designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90 days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement them.