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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-75-031
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Synopsis: ON JANUARY 6, 1974, AN AIR EAST, INC., BEECHCRAFT 99A CRASHED WHILE MAKING AN INSTRUMENT APPROACH TO RUNWAY 33 AT THE JOHNSTOWN-CAMBRIA COUNTY AIRPORT, JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA. AIR EAST WAS CERTIFICATED AS AN AIR TAXI/COMMERCIAL OPERATOR UNDER 14 CFR 135 AND WAS REGISTERED BY THE CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD (CAB) AS AN EXEMPTED COMMUTER AIR CARRIER UNDER 14 CFR 298. AIR EAST HAD A CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT WITH ALLEGHENY AIRLINES, INC., TO PROVIDE REPLACEMENT AIR SERVICES AT JOHNSTOWN, WHICH WAS APPROVED BY CAB IN ITS ORDER 70-1-23.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: WHEN CERTIFICATING OR RECERTIFICATING A REPLACEMENT OPERATOR, APPLY STANDARDS EQUIVALENT TO THOSE APPLIED IN AUTHORIZING PART 121 OPERATORS TO USE SMALL AIRPLANES IN SCHEDULED SERVICE AS PROVIDED BY 14 CFR 121.9.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Johnstown, PA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 79376
Accident Reports: Air East, Inc., Beechcraft 99A, N125AE
Report #: AAR-75-03
Accident Date: 1/6/1974
Issue Date: 4/14/1975
Date Closed: 5/31/1984
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 5/31/1984
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 7/26/1979
Response: FAA LTR: THE REVISIONS TO 14 CFR 135, EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 1978, ARE COMPATIBLE WITH 14 CFR 121.9 AND ENSURE AN EQUIVALENT LEVEL OF SAFETY.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 8/5/1975
Response: FAA LTR: THIS IS, IN EFFECT, THE CURRENT PRACTICE. 14 CFR 121.9 STATES IN PART, "NO PERSON MAY CONDUCT OPERATIONS WITH SMALL AIRPLANES UNLESS HE CONDUCTS THOSE OPERATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF 135 OR THIS CHAPTER...." PART 121 REFERS BACK TO PART 135. WE DO NOT BELIEVE ANY ADDITIONAL BENEFITS COULD BE DERIVED BY APPLYING 14 CFR 121.9 TO REPLACEMENT OPERATORS.