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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-81-170
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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 UNITED STATES PARACHUTE ASSOCIATION: IMMEDIATELY (1) INFORM MEMBERS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THIS ACCIDENT, (2) RECOMMEND THAT MEMBERS SEEK VFR TRAFFIC ADVISORIES FROM THE CONTROL FACILITY HAVING JURISDICTION OF THE AIRSPACE IN WHICH JUMP OPERATIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER TAKEOFF, AND THAT THIS BE DONE IN ADDITION TO THE "5 MINUTE" COMMUNICATION REQUIRED BY 14 CFR 105.14, AND (3) ADVISE MEMBERS OF THE INCREASED LEVEL OF SAFETY WHICH CAN BE ATTAINED BY THE USE OF MODE-C TRANSPONDERS IN JUMP OPERATIONS AT ALL ALTITUDES. PUBLISH THE ADVISORY INFORMATION IN THE NEXT REVISION OF THE U.S. PARACHUTE ASSOCIATION MANUAL.
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: 4/16/1982
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: United States Parachute Association (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: United States Parachute Association
Date: 4/16/1982
Response:

From: United States Parachute Association
To: NTSB
Date: 3/9/1982
Response: UNITED STATES PARACHUTE ASSOCIATION LTR: IN EVERY CASE, THESE RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE NTSB WERE COMPLIED WITH, BY PUBLICATION OF MATERIAL IN OUR NATIONAL MAGAZINE, PARACHUTIST, WHICH GOES TO ALL MEMBERS AND IS THE MOST WIDELY READ PARACHUTING PUBLICATION IN THE WORLD.