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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-73-008
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Synopsis: AT APPROXIMATELY 1110 EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME ON AUGUST 14, 1972, A TURBO COMMANDER 690, N1NR, OWNED AND OPERATED BY NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL, INC., CRASHED IN THE VICINITY OF WELLSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA.THE TWO CREWMEMBERS AND THE SOLE PASSENGER WERE FATALLY INJURED. N1NR DEPARTED THE GREATER PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, AT 1101 EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME, ON A COMPANY-SCHEDULED TRAINING FLIGHT. THE FLIGHT REQUESTED AND REPORTED REACHING 12,500 FEET. AT APPROXIMATELY 1110 EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME, GREATER PITTSBURGH DEPARTURE CONTROL REQUESTED LOSS OF RADAR AND RADIO CONTACT WITH THE AIRCRAFT. THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD DETERMINES THAT THE PROBABLE CAUSE OF THIS ACCIDENT WAS THE LOSS OF AIRCRAFT CONTROL IN A STALL MANEUVER, FOR REASONS UNKNOWN, FROM WHICH RECOVERY WAS NOT ACCOMPLISHED.
Recommendation: REISSUE ADVISORY CIRCULAR 61-40 TO ALL PILOTS AND FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS, REEMPHASIZING THE REQUIREMENT TO CONDUCT OR DEMONSTRATE ONLY "APPROACH TO STALLS," NOT FULL STALLS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Wellsburg, WV, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: NYC73AN026
Accident Reports: North American Rockwell, Inc., Turbo Commander 690, N1NR
Report #: AAR-73-05
Accident Date: 8/14/1972
Issue Date: 3/21/1973
Date Closed: 11/27/1974
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 11/27/1974
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/25/1973
Response: THEY ARE PREPARING A NEW AC 61-40 TO COVER THE FOLLOWING AREAS. A. AIRCRAFT TYPE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS WITH RESPECT TO STALLS AND SPINS FOR SINGLE ENGINE AND STALLS FOR MULTIENGINE AIRPLANES. B. CAUTIONS CONCERNING ONE-ENGINE-INOPERATIVE STALLS IN MULTIENGINE AIRPLANES. C. AIRPLANE SPIN CHARACTERISTICS AND SPIN RECOVER TECHNIQUES.