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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-82-150
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Synopsis: ON FEBRUARY 16, 1982, REEVE ALEUTIAN AIRWAYS, INC., (REEVE) FLIGHT 69, A NIHON YS-11A, N169RV, WITH 36 PASSENGERS AND 3 CREWMEMBERS ONBOARD, MADE AN EMERGENCY GEAR-UP LANDING ON THE FROZEN NAKNEK RIVER ADJACENT TO THE KING SALMON AIRPORT, KING SALMON, ALASKA, FOLLOWING THE LOSS OF POWER IN BOTH ENGINES. THE AIRPLANE WAS DAMAGED SUBSTANTIALLY, AND ONE CREWMEMBER, TWO PASSENGERS, AND TWO FIREFIGHTERS SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES DURING THE EVACUATION, FIREFIGHTING, AND RESCUE ACTIVITIES.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: REVIEW AND REVISE AS NECESSARY THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION-APPROVED NIHON YS-11 OPERATIONS MANUAL, THE REEVE ALEUTIAN AIRLINES, INC., TRAINING MANUAL, AND THE YS-11 BEFORE-LANDING CHECKLIST TO INCORPORATE MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE TO ENABLE YS-11 CREWS TO DECIDE WHEN FUEL DEICING MAY BE SAFELY TERMINATED.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: KING SALMON, AK, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA82AA015
Accident Reports: Reeve Aleutian Airways, NIHON YS-11A, N169RV
Report #: AAR-82-14
Accident Date: 2/16/1982
Issue Date: 12/27/1982
Date Closed: 6/13/1983
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Flightcrew, Icing, Training and Education, Weather

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/13/1983
Response: Your letter indicates that the BEFORE LANDING CHECK response for Fuel Heaters has been changed from "OFF" to "AS REQ", which would allow flight crewmembers to utilize fuel heaters to a later stage in the before-landing sequence. We also note that the Reeve Aleutian Airways YS-11 operating manual has been amended, allowing for fuel heat until landing is assured. These changes are considered responsive to the recommendation; therefore, it will be classified as "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 3/21/1983
Response: FAA LETTER: ENCLOSED FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND FILE ARE COPIES OF THE REVISED PAGES TO THE REEVE ALEUTIAN AIRWAYS, INC., YS-11 CHECKLIST AND OPERATIONS MANUAL. THE CHECKLIST CHANGES INCLUDE ADDED EMPHASIS ON THE IN-FLIGHT USE OF FUEL HEAT DURING APPROACH AND LANDINGS. THE AMENDMENTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE DESCENT AND APPROACH CHECK, AS WELL AS THE BEFORE LANDING CHECK. CHANGES TO THE OPERATIONS MANUAL NOW PROVIDE THE FLIGHTCREW WITH SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO DECIDE WHEN THE FUEL HEAT SHOULD BE USED IN FLIGHT.