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Safety Recommendation A-87-033
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Synopsis: SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT'S (SAT) LOGAIR 15 FLIGHT, A LOCKHEED L-382G, WAS CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF FROM KELLY AIR FORCE BASE, TEXAS, ON AN INSTRUMENT FLIGHT PLAN TO WARNER ROBBINS AIR FORCE BASE, GEORGIA, AT ABOUT 0405 ON 10/4/86. VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED. THERE WERE THREE FLIGHTCREW MEMBERS ABOARD THE MILITARY CONTRACTED DOMESTIC CARGO FLIGHT OPERATING UNDER 14 CFR PART 121. ALL COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER WERE ROUTINE. RADAR RECORDED THAT THE AIRPLANE REACHED AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 700 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL. WITNESSES REPORTED AN ABNORMALLY STEEP CLIMB ATTITUDE FOLLOWED BY A TURN AND/OR BANK TO THE LEFT, AFTER WHICH THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED TO ROLL TO THE LEFT AND STRUCK THE RAMP AREA AT ABOUT A 90 DEGREE ANGLE TO THE DEPARTURE RUNWAY IN A NEAR INVERTED ALTITUDE BETWEEN TWO HANGARS AND EXPLODED. A SEVERE GROUND FIRE ENSUED. ALL THREE FLIGHTCREW MEMBERS WERE KILLED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: NOTIFY FOREIGN CERTIFICATION AUTHORITIES ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THIS ACCIDENT AND SUGGEST APPROPRIATE REMEDIAL ACTION.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: KELLY AFB, TX, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA87AA002
Accident Reports: Southern Air Transport Logair Flight 51, Lockheed L-382G
Report #: AAR-87-04
Accident Date: 10/4/1986
Issue Date: 5/11/1987
Date Closed: 2/1/1988
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 2/1/1988
Response: The above recommendations were made because of our concern that foreign operators of airplanes manufactured in the United States may not be receiving the same safety information that is made available to owners and operators within the United States. Based on your assurance that the foreign civil aviation authorities are provided with the FAA's airworthiness directives and that manufacturers provide foreign operators with safety advisories, telegrams, service bulletins, etc., these recommendations are now classified as "Closed--Acceptable Alternate Action."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 11/3/1987
Response: A MECHANISM EXISTS WHEREBY FOREIGN OPERATORS AND AIRWORTHINESS AUTHORITIES ARE APPRISED OF INFORMATION REGARDING SERVICE EXPERIENCE TO ENSURE CONTINUED AVIATION SAFETY. THIS INFORMATION IS COMMUNICATED THROUGH THE NORMAL COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE FOREIGN OPERATORS AND AIRWORTHINESS AUTHORITIES. THE MANUFACTURER COMMUNICATES PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH ITS PRODUCTS TO THE OPERATORS THROUGH ADVISORIES, TELEGRAMS, SERVICE BULLETINS, ETC., AND THE OPERATORS THEN INFORM THEIR RESPECTIVE GOVERNMENTS. I BELIEVE THIS MECHANISM MEETS THE INTENT OF THESE SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS, AND I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A NEED FOR THE FAA TO DUPLICATE THIS INFORMATION.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 10/2/1987
Response: The Board finds that the actions taken by the FAA and the manufacturer in response to other recommendations issued as a result of this accident, specifically the AD to require inspection of the elevator control system and changes to the aircraft flight manual both of which will be automatically distributed to the cognizant foreign authorities, complies with the intent of this recommendation. Therefore, pending the completion of these efforts, Safety Recommendation A-87-33 has been classified as "Open--Acceptable Action."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 8/12/1987
Response: THE FAA DOES NOT WRITE GENERAL NOTICES OF INFORMATION TO ALL FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS TO DETAIL THE FACTS AND CONDITIONS OF VARIOUS ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS. IF REGULATORY ACTION IS DEEMED APPROPRIATE, THE FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS WILL RECEIVE THIS INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY THROUGH NORMAL DISTRIBUTION.