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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-81-166
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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 ADVISORY CIRCULAR 90-48B, "PILOT'S ROLE IN COLLISION AVOIDANCE" TO INCLUDE DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING PILOTS' ABILITY TO SEE AND AVOID OTHER AIRCRAFT.
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: 11/29/1983
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 11/29/1983
Response: We note that the FAA has revised Advisory Circular 90-48C, to include detailed information regarding the psychophysiological factors which affect pilots' abilities to see and avoid other aircraft. Based on this information, the Board has placed this recommendation in a "Closed--Acceptable Action" status. In a related matter, on August 9, 1983, the Board issued Safety Recommendations A- 83-54 and -55 which resulted from the investigation of a clear weather, midair collision over Livingston, New Jersey, on November 20, 1982. These recommendations asked that further efforts be made to disseminate information regarding visual scanning techniques.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 6/2/1983
Response: FAA LETTER: ENCLOSED FOR THE BOARD'S INFORMATION AND FILE IS AN ADVANCE COPY OF ADVISORY CIRCULAR (AC) 90-48C, PILOT'S ROLE IN COLLISION AVOIDANCE. THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) REVISED THIS AC TO INCLUDE DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING PILOT'S ABILITY TO SEE AND AVOID OTHER AIRCRAFT.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 4/13/1983
Response: Your response indicates concurrence with this recommendation and speaks of plans to amend Advisory Circular AC 90:48B as recommended. Pending receipt of the revised AC, we will classify this recommendation as "Open--Acceptable Action."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 10/4/1982
Response: FAA LETTER: IN OUR RESPONSE OF APRIL 27, 1982, WE ADVISED THE BOARD OF OUR CONCURRENCE WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION AND OF OUR PLAN TO REVISE AC 90-48B, "PILOTS ROLE IN COLLISION AVOIDANCE," ALSO TO INCLUDE APPROPRIATE MATERIAL ON THIS SUBJECT IN THE AIRMAN'S INFORMATION MANUAL. FOR YOUR INFORMATION, AC 90-48B HAS BEEN REVISED AND IS PRESENTLY IN DRAFT COORDINATION WITHIN THE FAA. WE WILL ADVISE THE BOARD WHEN THE REVISED AC IS PUBLISHED. ALSO, THE SEPTEMBER 1982 ISSUE OF THE AIRMAN'S INFORMATION MANUAL HAS BEEN REVISED TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ON A PILOT'S ABILITY TO SEE AND AVOID OTHER AIRCRAFT.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 7/8/1982
Response: This recommendation will be classified as "Open--Acceptable Action" pending revision of Advisory Circular 90-48B and the Airman's Information Manual.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/27/1982
Response: FAA LTR: WE HAVE REVIEWED THE SUBJECT RECOMMENDATION AND ADVISORY CIRCULAR (AC) 90-48B, PILOT'S ROLE IN COLLISION AVOIDANCE, AND CONCUR WITH THE BOARD'S RECOMMENDATION. THE FAA PLANS TO REVISE THIS AC TO INCLUDE DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING PILOTS' ABILITY TO SEE AND AVOID OTHER AIRCRAFT.