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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-87-107
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Synopsis: ON OCTOBER 25, 1986, PIEDMONT AIRLINES FLIGHT 467, A BOEING 737-222, N752N, WAS A REGULARLY SCHEDULED FLIGHT OPERATING UNDER 14 CFR 121 FROM NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA, WITH AN EN ROUTE STOP AT CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA. THERE WERE 114 PASSENGERS AND 5 CREWMEMBERS ON BOARD. THE FLIGHT WAS ROUTINE UNTIL ITS ARRIVAL INTO THE CHARLOTTE AREA, WHERE INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED. AT 2004:17, THE FLIGHT WAS CLEARED FOR THE INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEM APPROACH (ILS) TO RUNWAY 36R. THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN AT 2007:19 AND ABOUT 2007:43 IT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK THE LOCALIZER ANTENNA ARRAY LOCATED ABOUT 300 FEET FROM THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY, STRUCK A CONCRETE CULVERT LOCATED 18 FEET BEYOND THE LOCALIZER, AND CONTINUED THROUGH A CHAIN LINK FENCE. IT CAME TO REST UPON THE EDGE OF RAILROAD TRACKS LOCATED 440 FEET FROM THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE WAS DESTROYED, 3 PASSENGERS SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, AND 3 CREWMEMBERS AND 28 PASSENGERS SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES IN THE ACCIDENT.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: REQUIRE AIRPORT MANAGERS TO REPAIR AREAS AND/OR REMOVE OBSTACLES, SUCH AS CONCRETE CULVERTS, THAT ARE ADJACENT TO AIRPORT OPERATING AREAS. SUCH REPAIRS SHOULD BE PERFORMED AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: CHARLOTTE, NC, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA87AA006
Accident Reports: Piedmont Airlines Flight 467 Boeing 737-222, N752N
Report #: AAR-87-08
Accident Date: 10/25/1986
Issue Date: 10/16/1987
Date Closed: 6/28/1988
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/28/1988
Response: The Safety Board is classifying this recommendation "Closed--Acceptable Action" as a result of the recent amendment to 14 CFR 139 that extends the safety area, and the FAA's willingness to instruct its Airport Certification Inspectors to encourage airport operators to remove, to the extent practical, all objects outside the designated runway safety area, but within the dimensions of an extended runway safety area defined by the FAA's current design standards. The Safety Board is pleased that the Charlotte Douglas International Airport Authority has covered the concrete drainage culvert that prompted this recommendation.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 12/23/1987
Response: PLEASE SEE LOG FILE FOR RESPONSE.