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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-81-164
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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: REVISE 14 CFR 105.23 TO PROHIBIT PARACHUTE JUMP OPERATIONS IN OR NEAR FEDERAL AIRWAYS AND DETERMINE AN ACCEPTABLE SAFE DISTANCE FROM SUCH AIRWAYS AT WHICH JUMP OPERATIONS CAN BE CONDUCTD WITHOUT CONFLICT WITH OTHER AIR TRAFFIC.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate 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: 7/8/1982
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 7/8/1982
Response: The intent of our recommendation was to minimize the likelihood of a conflict between air carrier and parachute jumping operations. Your action in amending Handbook 7210.3F to emphasize the need for removing non-emergency parachute jumping from "high traffic density areas" is considered to be an acceptable alternate Data Source: NTSB Recommendations to FAA and FAA Responses action. Therefore, this recommendation has been classified as "Closed--Acceptable Alternate Action."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/27/1982
Response: FAA LTR: THE JANUARY 21, 1982, ISSUE OF FAA HANDBOOK 7210.3F, FACILITY OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION, PARAGRAPH 650, WAS REVISED TO INCLUDE MORE DETAILED GUIDELINES FOR FAA PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN COORDINATING NONEMERGENCY PARACHUTE JUMPING. AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE CHANGE REQUIRES COGNIZANT PERSONNEL TO "...ADVISE PARACHUTE JUMPING ORGANIZATIONS OR RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS, OF KNOWN HIGH TRAFFIC DENSITY AREAS OR OTHER AIRSPACE WHERE SPORT PARACHUTING MAY ADVERSELY IMPACT SYSTEM EFFICIENCY; SUCH AS IFR DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL ROUTES, FEDERAL AIRWAYS, VFR FLYWAYS, MILITARY TRAINING ROUTES, ETC."