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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-72-051
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Synopsis: INVESTIGATION OF THE AIR TAXI ACCIDENT OF CHICAGO & SOUTHERN AIRLINES, INC., ON OCTOBER 21, 1971, IN THE VICINITY OF PEORIA, ILLINOIS, DISCLOSED REGULATORY AREAS THAT REQUIRE CONSIDERATION FOR CORRECTIVE ACTION.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION THAT: EXPLICIT REQUIREMENTS FOR BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION OF APPLICANTS FOR ATCO CERTIFICATES AND CHECK PILOT AUTHORIZATION BE INCORPORATED INTO THE COMMUTER AND V/STOL AIR CARRIER HANDBOOK (8430.1A).
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA72AZ004
Accident Reports: Chicago and Southern Airlines, Inc., Beech E18S (ATECO Westwind II) N51CS
Report #: AAR-72-15
Accident Date: 10/21/1971
Issue Date: 11/24/1971
Date Closed: 12/19/1978
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 12/19/1978
Response: The safety board is pleased to note that far section 135.13 has been amended togivethe administrator the authority to deny atco certifi- cates to applicants who have a poor safety record. The status of this recommendation is now classified as closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 10/27/1978
Response: This supplements our may 25, 1972, response, far section 135.13 was amended, effective december 1, 1978, to give the administrator the authority to deny a certificate on the basis of previous revocation records of the applicant or certain employed key personnel. We believe that this satisfies the intent of the recommendation and consider the action complete.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/25/1972
Response: FAA LTR: FAA FAILS TO SEE THE RELATIONSHIP OF THIS RECOMMENDATION TO THE ACCIDENT INVOLVING CHICAGO AND SOUTHERN AIRLINES, SINCE IT HAD HELD AN AIR TAXI CERTIFICATE SINCE APRIL 17, 1969. NEITHER WAS THERE ANYTHING TO INDICATE THAT THE PAST RECORD OF THE PILOT IN-COMMAND WAS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR. NEVERTHELESS, PRIOR TO RECEIVING THIS RECOMMENDATION, THE FAA HAD ESTABLISHED A PROJECT DESIGNED TO AMEND PART 135 TO PROVIDE FOR DENIAL OF AN ATCO CERTIFICATE IN CASES WHERE THE APPLICANT HAD A PREVIOUS HISTORY OF NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS. IF SUCH A RULE IS ADOPTED, APPROPRIATE FIELD INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE ISSUED CONCERNING THE SCEENING OF ATCO APPLICANTS. NOTWITHSTANDING THE BOARD'S COMMENT WITH RESPECT TO ATCO CHECK PILOTS, PARAGRAPH 224 OF HANDBOOK 8430.1A CONTAINS EXPLICIT INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DESIGNATION OF CHECK PILOTS, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR DETERMINING THEIR HONESTY AND DEPENDABILITY. RULE MAKING PROJECT UNDER DEVELOPMENT. DELAYED DUE TO ITEMS ADDED TO FAR 135 REVISIONS. RESPONSES TO NPRM 77-17 UNDER EVALUATION BY FAA. RECOM MENDATION WILL BE CONSIDERED IN THE REGULATORY PROJECT TO AMEND 14 CFR 135. 10/27/78 - FAA LTR: FAR SECTION 135.13 WAS AMENDED, EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 1978, TO GIVE THE ADMINISTRATOR THE AUTHORITY TO DENY A CERTIFICATE ON THE BASIS OF PREVIOUS REVOCATION RECORDS OF THE APPLICANT OR CERTAIN EMPLOYED KEY PERSONNEL.