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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-89-005
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Synopsis: ABOUT 1920 MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME ON JANUARY 19, 1988, N68TC, A TRANS-COLORADO AIRLINES, INC., FAIRCHILD METRO III, OPERATING AS CONTINENTAL EXPRESS FLIGHT 2286 FROM STAPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, DENVER, COLORADO, WITH 2 FLIGHTCREW MEMBERS AND 15 PASSENGERS ON BOARD, CRASHED ON APPROACH TO DURANGO, COLORADO. THE TWO FLIGHTCREW MEMBERS AND SEVEN PASSENGERS WERE KILLED AS A RESULT OF THE ACCIDENT.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: DISTRIBUTE AND PERIODICALLY UPDATE, AS NEEDED, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STUDY, DATA AVAILABLE ON THE IMPACT OF DRUG USE ON TRANSPORTATION SAFETY, TO ALL AVIATION MEDICAL EXAMINERS. IN ADDITION, INFORMATION ON THE DETECTION OF DRUG USE SHOULD BE DISSEMINATED TO AVIATION MEDICAL EXAMINERS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: BAYFIELD, CO, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA88MA017
Accident Reports: Trans-Colorado Airlines, Inc., Flight 2286 Fairchild Metro III, SA227 AC, N68TC
Report #: AAR-89-01
Accident Date: 1/19/1988
Issue Date: 3/8/1989
Date Closed: 7/28/1989
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 7/28/1989
Response: Safety Recommendation A-89-5 pertained to the identification and dissemination of drug abuse in the aviation industry. We are satisfied with the FAA's responsive action and have classified this as "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/23/1989
Response: THE FAA WILL DISSEMINATE THE DOT STUDY--TO ITS AVIATION MEDICAL EXAMINERS. THE FAA CURRENTLY DISSEMINATES INFORMATION ON MEDICAL ISSUES, INCLUDING DRUG DEPENDENCY, TO ITS AMES THROUGH THE FEDERAL AIR SURGEON'S BULLETINS.