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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-86-092
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Synopsis: ON AUGUST 2, 1985, AT 1805:52 CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME, DELTA AIR LINES (DELTA) FLIGHT 191, A LOCKHEED L-1011-385-1, N726DA, CRASHED WHILE APPROACHING TO LAND ON RUNWAY 17L AT THE DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL (DFW) AIRPORT, TEXAS. WHILE PASSING THROUGH THE RAIN SHAFT BENEATH A THUNDERSTORM, FLIGHT 191 ENTERED A MICROBURST WHICH THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO TRAVERSE SUCCESSFULLY. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK THE GROUND ABOUT 6,300 FEET NORTH OF THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 17L, HIT A CAR ON A HIGHWAY NORTH OF THE RUNWAY KILLING THE DRIVER, STRUCK TWO WATER TANKS ON THE AIRPORT, AND BROKE APART. EXCEPT FOR A SECTION OF THE AIRPLANE CONTAINING THE AFT FUSELAGE AND EMPENNAGE, THE REMAINDER OF THE AIRPLANE DISINTEGRATED DURING THE IMPACT SEQUENCE, AND A SEVERE FIRE ERUPTED DURING THE IMPACT SEQUENCE. OF THE 163 PERSONS ABOARD, 134 PASSENGERS AND CREWMEMBERS WERE KILLED; 26 PASSENGERS AND 3 CABIN ATTENDANTS SURVIVED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES AND THE AIRPORT OPERATORS COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL: ADVISE ITS MEMBERS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO THE ACCIDENT AT DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TEXAS, ON AUGUST 2, 1985, AND URGE THEM TO REEVALUATE THEIR OWN PLANS AND PROCEDURES TO IDENTIFY ANY SIMILAR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: DALLAS/FT WORTH, TX, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA85AA031
Accident Reports: Delta Air Lines, Inc., Lockheed L-1011-385-1, N726DA
Report #: AAR-86-05
Accident Date: 8/2/1985
Issue Date: 9/3/1986
Date Closed: 10/2/1987
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Airports Council International (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
American Association of Airport Executives (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: American Association of Airport Executives
Date: 10/2/1987
Response:

From: American Association of Airport Executives
To: NTSB
Date: 5/28/1987
Response: THE ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN AAAE'S BI-WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AIRPORT REPORT, WHCIH IS DISTRIBUTED TO MORE THAN 1200 AIRPORT EXECUTIVES AND 1300 OTHER MEMBERS. AS YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE PUBLISHED THE NTSB'S RECOMMENDATIONS VERBATIM. FULL PAGES OF THE ACCIDENT, THE AIRPORT'S RESPONSE, THE NTSB'S RECOMMENDATIONS, AND AAAE'S OPINIONS AS TO HOW AIR PORTS COULD IMPROVE THEIR RESPONSE TO ACCIDENTS.

From: NTSB
To: American Association of Airport Executives
Date: 5/20/1987
Response:

From: NTSB
To: Airports Council International
Date: 8/6/1987
Response: -

From: Airports Council International
To: NTSB
Date: 5/27/1987
Response: -