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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-76-019
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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 SURROUNDING THE FORMAL DECLARATION OF AN EMERGENCY TO REMOVE ANY DOUBT WHICH MAY EXIST BETWEEN THE PILOT AND THE CONTROLLER AS TO: (A) THE EXISTENCE AND EXTENT OF THE EMERGENCY,(B) THE ABILITY OF THE PILOT AND AIRBORNE EQUIPMENT TO DEAL WITH IT,AND (C) THE REALISTIC OPTIONS WHICH ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PILOT.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
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 - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

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-76-19, dated 4-21-76, criteria - closed-- acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 7/22/1976
Response: REGULATIONS CONSIDERED SATISFACTORY. WE HAVE DIRECTED THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR REFRESHER TEAM TO DISCUSS THIS IN EACH CLINIC. INSTRUCTIONS FOR INCLUSION IN ACCIDENT PREVENTION PROGRAM AND OPERATION RAINCHECK SEMINARS TO BE ISSUED WITHIN 30 DAYS.