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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-81-163
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Synopsis: ON APRIL 17, 1981, AIR U.S. 716, HP-137 (JETSTREAM), AND SKY'S WEST PARACHUTE CENTER'S CESSNA TU-206 COLLIDED IN MIDAIR AT 13,000 FEET M.S.L. NEAR THE FT. COLLINS/ LOVELAND AIRPORT, LOVELAND, COLORADO (SEE AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT NTSB-AAR-81-18). THE MIDAIR COLLISION ILLUSTRATES CERTAIN SAFETY BOARD CONCERNS RELATED TO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PROCEDURES AND EXISTING REGULATIONS WITH RESPECT TO PARACHUTE JUMP OPERATIONS.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: DIRECT ATC FACILITIES TO NOTIFY THE APPROPRIATE GENERAL AVIATION DISTRICT OFFICE WHEN ANY OF ITS CONTROL FACILITIES BECOME AWARE OF VIOLATIONS OF REGULATIONS OR SAFETY ISSUES CONCERNING PARACHUTE JUMPING. (URGENT)
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Loveland, CO, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA81AA015
Accident Reports: Air U.S. Flight 716, HP-137, N11360, and Sky's West Cessna TU-206, N4862F, Midair Collision
Report #: AAR-81-18
Accident Date: 4/17/1981
Issue Date: 1/25/1982
Date Closed: 4/13/1983
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Air Traffic Control,General Aviation,Jump Operations

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 4/13/1983
Response: Your response indicates that the requested notification has been accomplished. Data Source: NTSB Recommendations to FAA and FAA Responses Consequently, this recommendation is "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 10/4/1982
Response: FAA LETTER: AS NOTED IN OUR PREVIOUS RESPONSE, WE INDICATED THAT THE FAA WOULD REMIND ALL AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE FACILITIES OF THEIR INCIDENT REPORT RESPONSIBILITIES, ESPECIALLY WITH REGARD TO VIOLATIONS OF 14 CFR 105. ENCLOSED FOR YOUR INFORMATION IS A COPY OF OUR LETTER TO ALL REGIONAL AIR TRAFFIC DIVISION MANAGERS DATED APRIL 9, 1982.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 7/8/1982
Response: As we understand your response, ATS facilities, in accordance with chapter 5 of FAA Handbook 7210, must report "a pilot noncompliance with a Federal Aviation Regulation" since such noncompliance is defined as a "Pilot Deviation" and is categorized as an incident "which adversely affects the capabilities of ATS facilities to provide safe, orderly, and expeditious movement of air traffic." If this understanding is correct, your action in reminding all facilities of their incident reporting responsibilities is considered responsive to our recommendation. Pending confirmation of the understanding expressed above, this recommendation will be classified as "Open--Acceptable Action." Further consideration & response would be appreciated.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/27/1982
Response: FAA LTR: THE REGIONS WILL BE ASKED TO REMIND ALL ATS FACILITIES OF THEIR INCIDENT REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES, ESPECIALLY WITH REGARD TO VIOLATIONS OF 14 CFR 105.