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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-79-057
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Synopsis: ON SEPTEMBER 2, 1978, ANTILLES AIR BOATS, INC. FLIGHT 941, A GRUMMAN G21A, N7777V, CRASHED WHILE EN ROUTE FROM ST. CROIX TO ST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS. THE PILOT AND 3 OF THE 10 PASSENGERS DIED IN THE ACCIDENT.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: INSURE THAT PROCEDURES FOR THE PROPER DEVELOPMENT TESTING, REVIEW, AND QUALITY CONTROL FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATES ARE COMPLIED WITH IN EACH FAA REGION.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Reconsidered
Mode: Aviation
Location: St. Thomas, VI, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA78AA021
Accident Reports: Antilles Air Boats, Inc., Grumman G21A, N7777V
Report #: AAR-79-09
Accident Date: 9/2/1978
Issue Date: 6/29/1979
Date Closed: 1/4/1980
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Reconsidered)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 1/4/1980
Response: The safety board has noted that the faa believes the procedures outlined in faa order 8110.4 type certification are adequate guidance for the issuance of supplemental type certificates and has classified recommendation a-79-57 as closed-- reconsidered.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 10/10/1979
Response: FAA LTR: WE BELIEVE THAT THE PROCEDURES CONTAINED IN FAA ORDER 8110.4, "TYPE CERTIFICATION," ARE ADEQUATE GUIDANCE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF STC'S. THE REGION ISSUING STC SA 3630 WE WAS INFORMED OF THE SITUATION AND CANCELLED THE STC.