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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-72-223
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Synopsis: IN THE COURSE OF THE INVESTIGATION OF THE SEPTEMBER 24, 1972, ACCIDENT IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, INVOLVING CANADAIR LTD., SABRE MARK 5, N275X, THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD EXAMINED THE PILOT'S PROFICIENCY FOR THE OPERATION, THE CERTIFICATION OF EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT, AND THE ASSOCIATED REGULATORY PROVISIONS. THE AIRPORT'S ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS, WHICH HAD A DIRECT BEARING ON THE CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES OF THIS ACCIDENT, WERE ALSO CONSIDERED.
Recommendation: ESTABLISH GUIDELINES THAT WILL ASSIST AIRPORT MANAGERS IN SETTING LIMITATIONS ON THE UTILIZATION OF RUNWAYS WHERE EXISTING ENVIRONMENTAL ENCROACHMENT AND RUNWAY LENGTH COMBINE TO CREATE A HIGH-RISK LEVEL FOR CERTAIN AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Sacramento, CA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: OAK73AP008
Accident Reports: Spectrum Air, Inc., Sabre Mark 5, N275X
Report #: AAR-73-06
Accident Date: 9/24/1972
Issue Date: 12/13/1972
Date Closed: 3/10/1977
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/13/1976
Response: We stated that the faa would look into the possibility of revising advisory circular 150/5190-3a. Model airport hazard zoning ordinance, to establish guidelines for use by airport managers in setting limitations on the utilization of runways. Upon looking into the matter further, we have concluded that this proposal was inappropriate - that publication is devoted solely to zoning for the control of the height of structures beyond the airport boundaries. It is not and was not intended to be an operationally oriented document. In addition, we have studied the possibility of issuing an operational-typeadvisory circular dealing with aircraft performance. We find no way to provide operational performance guidance to airport management beyond that which is already provided by the aircraft manufacturers. We do not plan any further action at this time.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 1/26/1973
Response: FAA LTR: FAA IS LOOKING INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF INCLUDING THIS TYPE OF GUIDANCE IN THE MODEL AIRPORT HAZARD ZONING ORDINANCE. THEY ARE ALSO CONSIDERING THIS RECOMMENDATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW ADVISORY CIRCULAR ON AIRPORT DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS.