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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-76-017
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Synopsis: ON JANUARY 12, 1975, N100KC, A CESSNA 411A, CRASHED NEAR WISE, VIRGINIA, WHILE OPERATING ON AN INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES (IFR) FLIGHTPLAN FROM SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, EN ROUTE TO PONTIAC, MICHIGAN. ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT WERE THE PILOT, HIS WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN. ALL RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES IN THE CRASH WHICH OCCURRED WHEN THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN DURING NIGHT INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS (IMC) IN AN AREA WHERE FREEZING RAIN GENERALLY PREVAILED.
Recommendation: REVIEW ITS REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES TO DETERMINE WHETHER ANY DETERRENTS EXIST TO EITHER GROUND OR FLIGHT PERSONNEL WHICH WOULD INHIBIT THEM FROM THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE RECOGNITION AND SUBSEQUENT DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY, AND IF SO: (A) CHANGE CONTROLLER TRAINING AND THE CONTROLLER'S HANDBOOK, AND (B) CHANGE ITS REGULATIONS GOVERNING PILOT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Reconsidered
Mode: Aviation
Location: Wise, VA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: IAD75AI042
Accident Reports: Jatkoe Cessna 411A, N100KC
Report #: AAR-76-05
Accident Date: 1/12/1975
Issue Date: 1/12/1975
Date Closed: 3/10/1977
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Reconsidered)
Keyword(s): Air Traffic Control, Flightcrew, Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/27/1977
Response: This is to inform you that the ntsb, by formal board action, has closed out the following safety recommendation: a-76-17, dated 4-21-76, closed reconsidered.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 7/22/1976
Response: THE FAA REVIEWED HANDBOOK 7110.65, CHAPTER 8 EMERGENCIES, AND FEEL THAT THE CONTENTS OF THAT CHAPTER ARE ADEQUATE AND PROVIDE SUFFICIENT GUIDANCE TO CONTROLLER PERSONNEL IN HANDLING THE INFINITE VARIETY OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS THAT ARISE AND THE UNDEFINABLE CONDITIONS THAT MIGHT SURROUND AN INFLIGHT DISTRESS.