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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-72-053
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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 THAT: THE FAA PROMULGATE A PROVISION IN FAR PART 135 GIVING A GADO THE AUTHORITY TO REFUSE AN ATCO CERTIFICATE ON THE SAME BASIS FOR WHICH ONE COULD BE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable 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: 11/27/1974
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/25/1972
Response: FAA LTR: THE BOARD'S STAFF APPARENTLY OVERLOOKED THE PROVISIONS OF FAR 135.15 WHICH REQUIRES AN ATCO APPLICANT TO "SHOW TO THE SATISFACTION OF ADMINISTRATOR, THAT HE IS ABLE TO CONDUCT EACH KIND OF OPERATION FOR WHICH HE SEEKS AUTHORIZATION IN COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE REGULATIONS." HANDBOOK 8430.1A CONTAINS DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSPECTING ATCO APPLICANTS TO DETERMINE COMPLIANCE WITH PART 135. OBVIOUSLY, IF THE APPLICANT IS UNABLE TO COMPLY, THE CERTIFICATE WILL NOT BE ISSUED. BY THE SAME TOKEN, IF A CERTIFICATE-HOLDER DEMONSTRATES THAT HE IS NO LONGER ABLE TO COMPLY WITH PART 135, HIS CERTIFICATE IS SUSPENDED OR REVOKED AS APPROPRIATE.