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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-91-027
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Synopsis: ON JANUARY 18, 1990, AT 1904 EASTERN STANDARD TIME, EASTERN AIRLINES FLIGHT 111 (EA 111), N8867E, A BOEING 727-225A, COLLIDED WITH N44UE, AN EPPS AIR SERVICE BEECHCRAFT KING AIR A100, WHILE EA 111 WAS LANDING ON RUNWAY 26 RIGHT AT THE WILLIAM B. HARTSFIELD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, AND AS THE KING AIR A100 WAS PREPARING TO TURN OFF THE RUNWAY AFTER HAVING LANDED AHEAD OF EA 111. BOTH AIRPLANES WERE IN RADIO COMMUNICATION WITH THE HARTSFIELD AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) TOWER LOCAL CONTROLLER AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. AS A RESULT OF THE COLLISION, THE KING AIR A100 WAS DESTROYED AND THE B-727 RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE PILOT OF THE KING AIR WAS FATALLY INJURED, AND THE COPILOT WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED. THERE WERE NO PASSENGERS ONBOARD THE KING AIR AND THERE WERE NO REPORTED INJURIES ON THE B-727.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: DEVELOP AN AIR TRAFFIC BULLETIN AND PROVIDE A MANDATORY FORMAL BRIEFING TO ALL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF, AND THE NEED FOR GIVING TRAFFIC INFORMATION WHEN ISSUING AN ANTICIPATED SEPARATION LANDING CLEARANCE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: ATLANTA, GA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA90MA017AB
Accident Reports: Runway Collision of Eastern Airlines Boeing 727, Flight 111 and EPPS Air Service
Report #: AAR-91-03
Accident Date: 1/18/1990
Issue Date: 6/12/1991
Date Closed: 3/27/1992
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 3/27/1992
Response: We note that the FAA published an article in the Novermber 1991 edition of the Air Traffic Bulletin on the importance of controllers giving traffic information when giving an anticipated separation landing clearance. We also note that this information is a required briefing item for all terminal air traffic controllers. This safety recommendation is now classified as "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 12/27/1991
Response: THE FAA PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE ENTITLED "TRAFFIC TRAFFIC TRAFFIC" IN THE NOVEMBER 1991 EDITION OF THE AIR TRAFFIC BULLETIN. THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES THE IMPORTANCE OF ISSUING TRAFFIC INFORMATION WHEN ISSUING AN ANTICIPATED SEPARATION LANDING CLEARANCE. (A COPY IS ENCLOSED FOR THE BOARD'S INFORMATION.) THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ARTICLE IS A REQUIRED BRIEFING ITEM TO ALL TERMINAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 11/15/1991
Response: Safety Recommendation A-91-27 states that the FAA should develop an Air Traffic Bulletin and provide a mandatory formal briefing to all air traffic controllers on the importance of, and the need for, giving traffic information when issuing an anticipated separation landing clerance. The Safety Board notes that the FAA agrees with this recommendation and will publish an article in the next Air Traffic Service Bulletin on the importance of issuing traffic information. Pending issuance of the bulletin, Safety Recommendation A-91-27 is classified as "Open--Accpetable Response."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 8/12/1991
Response: THE FAA AGREES WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION AND WILL PUBLISH AN ARTICLE IN THE NEXT AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE BULLETIN ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ISSUING TRAFFIC INFORMATION.