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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-88-078
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Synopsis: ON DECEMBER 23, 1987, AT APPROXIMATELY 6:11 A.M. ALASKA STANDARD TIME, SOUTH CENTRAL AIR, INC., FLIGHT 2001, A PIPER PA-31-350 (NAVAJO CHIEFTAN), N496SC, WITH ONE PILOT, SIX PASSENGERS, AND ONE INFANT ON BOARD, CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF FROM RUNWAY 01 AT THE KENAI MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, KENAI, ALASKA. FLIGHT 2001 WAS A SINGLE PILOTED, REGULARLY SCHEDULED TITLE 14 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS PART 135 FLIGHT FROM KENAI TO THE ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA. THE PILOT, FOUR PASSENGERS, AND THE INFANT WERE FATALLY INJURED. THE TWO REMAINING PASSENGERS RECEIVED SERIOUS INJURIES.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: VERIFY THAT ALL TITLE 14 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS PART 135 OPERATORS CARRY ONLY THE PRESCRIBED CHECKLISTS IN THE COCKPITS OF THEIR AIRCRAFT.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: KENAI, AK, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA88MA011
Accident Reports: South Central Air, Inc., Flight 2001, Piper pa-31-350, N496SC
Report #: AAR-89-03-SUM
Accident Date: 12/23/1987
Issue Date: 7/28/1988
Date Closed: 6/29/1989
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/29/1989
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board has reviewed Action Notice 8400.3, which the FAA wrote to implement Safety Recommendation A-88-78. The action notice directs Principal Operations Inspectors (POI) to inspect Part 135 air carriers for the appropriate checklists issued by the manufacturer. The Safety Board notes that the FAA also released Air Carrier Operations Bulletin (ACOB) 88-6 for the same subject, although it specifically addresses the Piper PA-31-350. The Safety Board has classified Recommendation A-88-78 as "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 3/15/1989
Response: THE FAA ISSUED ACTION OTICE 8400.3 ON 2/27/89, TO ADDRESS THIS RECOMMENDATION. THE ACTION NOTICE PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR ALL PRINCIPAL OPERATIONS INSPECTORS TO VERIFY THAT ALL 14 CFR PART 135 OPERATORS UTILIZE ONLY THE PRESCRIBED CHECK LISTS IN THE COCKPITS OF THEIR AIRCRAFT. I HAVE ENCLOSED A COPY OF THE ACTION NOTICE FOR THE BOARD'S INFORMATION. I CONSIDER THE FAA'S ACTION TO BE COMPLETED ON THIS RECOMMEN DATION.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 11/3/1988
Response: The Safety Board understands that the FAA intends to issue one or more Air Carrier Operations Bulletins (ACOB) to require that the principal operations inspectors verify operations as called for in the safety recommendations. The Safety Board commends the FAA for this proposed prompt action. Pending our review of the published ACOB's, Safety Recommendations A-88-78, -79, and -80 will be classified as "Open--Acceptable Action."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 10/12/1988
Response: THE FAA WILL ISSUE AN AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS BULLETIN (ACOB) TO REQUIRE THAT PRINCIPAL INSPECTORS VERIFY THAT 14 CFR 135 OPERATORS CARRY ONLY THE PRESCRIBED CHECKLISTS IN THE COCK PITS OF THEIR AIRCRAFT. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE ACOB WILL BE ISSUED IN NOVEMBER.