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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-73-015
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Synopsis: A MOHAWK AIRLINES, INC., FH-227B, CRASHED INTO AN OCCUPIED HOUSE 3.5 MILES SOUTH OF ALBANY COUNTY AIRPORT, NEW YORK, AT 2048 E.S.T, MARCH 3, 1972. FOURTEEN PASSENGERS, TWO PILOTS, AND ONE OCCUPANT OF THE HOUSE DIED IN THE ACCIDENT. THIRTY-ONE PASSENGERS, THE STEWARDESS, AND FOUR OCCUPANTS OF THE HOUSE WERE INJURED. THE AIRCRAFT AND THE HOUSE WERE DESTROYED.
Recommendation: THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION BRING THIS ACCIDENT TO THE ATTENTION OF APPROPRIATE FAA AND AIR CARRIER PERSONNEL. ESTABLISHED PILOT TRAINING PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS MANUALS SHOULD BE REVISED TO INCLUDE GUIDANCE ON TIME AND TASK SHARING IN ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. EMPHASIS SHOULD BE PLACED ON THE NEED OF PREPLANNING TASK AND TIME SHARING BY THE CREW BEFORE AN UNUSUAL OR EMERGENCY SITUATION ARISES.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Albany, NY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA72AZ009
Accident Reports: Mohawk Airlines, Inc., Fairchild Hiller FH-227B, N7818M
Report #: AAR-73-08
Accident Date: 3/3/1972
Issue Date: 5/18/1973
Date Closed: 8/13/1973
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Flightcrew, Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 6/20/1973
Response: CURRENT AIR CARRIER TRAINING PROGRAMS STRESS SPECIFIC CREWMEMBER DUTIES FOR ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. ACCORDINGLY, THEY BELIEVE, THE TIME AND TASK SHARING OBJECTIVES SOUGHT BY THE RECOMMENDATION ARE BEING FULFILLED.