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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-72-028
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Synopsis: AS A RESULT OF OUR INVESTIGATIONS OF A MIDAIR COLLISION BETWEEN A UNITED STATES AIR FORCE RB57C AND A CESSNA 150 AT ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, ON SEPTEMBER 24, 1971, AND A MIDAIR COLLISION BETWEEN AN EASTERN AIR LINES DC-9 AND A CESSNA 206 AT RALEIGH-DURHAM AIRPORT, NORTH CAROLINA, ON DECEMBER 4, 1971, THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD IS FORWARDING TWO RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.
Recommendation: REQUIRE AN EXCHANGE OF PERTINENT TRAFFIC INFORMATION BETWEEN THE CONTROL TOWER AND THE ASSOCIATED RADAR APPROACH CONTROL FACILITY WHENEVER A PILOT WHO IS OPERATING IN ACCORDANCE WITH VFR HAS REQUESTED A SERVICE OR STATED HIS INTENDED FLIGHT OPERATIONS. SUCH EXCHANGES OF INFORMATION SHOULD BE ACCOMPLISHED ON A LOWER PRIORITY BASIS THAN THAT ACCORDED TO THE TRANSMISSION OF CONTROL CLEARANCES.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Raleigh, NC, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: NYC72AN074
Accident Reports: Eastern Air Lines, Inc.
Report #: AAR-72-13
Accident Date: 12/4/1971
Issue Date: 1/26/1972
Date Closed: 5/9/1974
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 3/3/1975
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 7/10/1972
Response: This report appears to follow a trend in several recent boardreports which exculpate pilots without supporting facts or logical analysis. With respect to your letter of transmittal on this report, calling our attention to the recommendation section, we should advise you we responded to them on 12 april 1972. We request this letter be made part of the public docket for reading with the board report of this accident.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/9/1972
Response: This document will be released to the public on the date stampedon the cover. No public dissemination of this document should be made prior to that date. The purpose of providing this document in advance of the public release is to give you an opportunity to be acquainted with its contents prior to release, so that you can be prepared to answer inquiries.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/12/1972
Response: PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN FORMULATED, TO BE EFFECTIVE WITHIN 30 DAYS, REQUIRING COORDINATED CONTROL OF TRAFFIC WITHIN AN AIRPORT TRAFFIC AREA. 12/14/73 RECOMMENDATION TO REMAIN OPEN UNTIL REVISIONS TO CFR PART 91 REGARDING RADAR BEACON TRANSPONDER REQUIREMENTS ARE FINALIZED. FAA CONSIDERS THIS RECOMMENDATION COVERED IN THE AIM, PART 1, AND ATC PROCEDURES.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 2/6/1969
Response: We are pleased that, as reflected by your letter of 1/9/69, you like our approach and agree that the safety programs we have in effect should provide continuing improvement in the overall aviation safety record. We anticipate substantial benefits from the full implementation of these programs and expect to supplement them with either similar measurers as their need is perceived. It is still our opinion that education and all- out encouragement of voluntary updating and upgrading of pilot skills offer perhaps the best avenues for increased safety in general aviation operations.