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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-90-140
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Synopsis: ON OCTOBER 28, 1989, ABOUT 1837 HAWAIIAN STANDARD TIME, ALOHA ISLANDAIR, FLIGHT 1712, A DE HAVILLAND DHC-6-300, TWIN OTTER, N707PV, COLLIDED WITH MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN WHILE EN ROUTE ON A SCHEDULED PASSENGER FLIGHT FROM THE KAHULUI AIR PORT, MAUI, HAWAII TO KAUNAKAKAI AIRPORT, MOLOKAI, HAWAII. THE FLIGHT WAS CONDUCTED UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR) AND UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF 14 CFR PART 135.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: REQUIRE THAT SCHEDULED 14 CFR PART 135 OPERATORS PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUMENT PROFICIENCY TRAINING TO ALL COMPANY FLIGHT CREWMEMBERS, USING A VIEW-LIMITING DEVICE WHEN VFR CONDITIONS EXIST.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: HALAWA,MOLOKAI, HI, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA90MA005
Accident Reports: Aloha IslandAir, Inc., Flight 1712 DeHavilland Twin Otter, DHC-6-300, N707PV
Report #: AAR-90-05
Accident Date: 10/28/1989
Issue Date: 11/21/1990
Date Closed: 7/8/1992
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Part 135, Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 7/8/1992
Response: THE SAFETY BOARD NOTES THAT ON DECEMBER 27, 1991, THE FAA ISSUED HANDBOOK BULLETIN 91-40, USE OF VIEW LIMITING DEVICES DURING INSTRUMENT FLIGHT TRANINING AND APPROPRIATE RECORDING OF FLIHGT TRAINING AND TESTING. WE ALSO NOTE THAT ON AUGUST 31, 1990, THE FAA ISSUED CHANGE 4 TO FAA ORDER 8400.10, WHICH CONTAINS GUIDANCE FOR FIELD INSPECTORS ON CONDUCTING BOTH PILOT-IN-COMMAND AND SECOND-IN-COMMAND FLIGHT CHECKS FOR INSTRUMENT FLIGHT.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/28/1992
Response: IN ADDITION TO THE CURRENT REGULATIONS, 14 CFR 61.51 (C) (4) PILOT LOGBOOKS, STATES THAT A PILOT MAY LOG ONLY THAT TIME DURING WHICH HE/SHE OPERATES THE AIRCRAFT SOLELY BY REFERENCE TO INSTRUMENTS UNDER ACTUAL OR SIMULATED INSTRUMENT FLIGHT CONDITIONS AS INSTRUMENT FLIGHT TIME AND SECTION 61.59 COVERS FALSIFICATION OF RECORDS PLUS SECTION 135.297 COVERS PILOT IN COMMAND INSTRUMENT PROFICIENCY CHECK REQUIREMENTS. THE FAA HAS EMPHASIZED THE ABOVE REQUIREMENT IN HANDBOOK BULLETIN 91-40, USE OF VIEW LIMITING DEVICES DURING INSTRUMENT FLIGHT TRAINING AND APPROPRIATE RECORDING OF FLIGHT TRAINING AND TESTING, ISSUED DECEMBER 27, 1991. ADDITIONALLY, CHANGE 4 TO FAA ORDER 8400.10 ISSUED AUGUST 31, 1990, CONTAINS GUIDANCE FOR FIELD INSPECTORS ON CONDUCTING BOTH PILOT-IN-COMMAND AND SECOND-IN-COMMAND FLIGHT CHECKS FOR INSTRUMENT FLIGHT.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 5/22/1991
Response: Safety Recommendation A-90-140 recommends that the FAA require that scheduled 14 CFR Part 135 operators provide comprehensive instrument proficiency training to all company flight crewmembers, using a view-limiting device when VFR conditions exist. The Safety Board notes that the FAA is reviewing this recommendation and will apprise the Board of its course of action. Pending further information, Safety Recommendation A-90-140 is classified as "Open--Await Response."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 2/8/1991
Response: THE FAA IS REVIEWING THIS SAFETY RECOMMENDATION AND WILL APPRISE THE BOARD OF ITS COURSE OF ACTION AS SOON AS THE REVIEW IS COMPLETED.