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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-91-069
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Synopsis: ON DECEMBER 3, 1990, AT 1354 EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NORTHWEST AIRLINES (NWA) FLIGHT 1482, A MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-9, AND NORTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT 299, A BOEING 727 (B-727), COLLIDED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF RUNWAYS 09/27 AND 03C-21C AT DETROIT METROPOLITAN/WAYNE COUNTY AIRPORT (DTW), DETROIT MICHIGAN. THE DC-9 WAS TO BE A REGULARLY SCHEDULED PASSEN GER FLIGHT TO PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, AND THE B-727 WAS TO BE A REGULARLY SCHEDULED PASSENGER FLIGHT TO MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE. BOTH AIRPLANES WERE OPERATING UNDER FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS (FAR) PART 121 AND INSTRUMENT METEORO LOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED AT THE TIME AT DTW. THE B-717 WAS ON ITS TAKEOFF ROLL ON RUNWAY 3C AT THE TIME OF THE COLLISION, AND THE DC-9 HAD TAXIED ONTO THE RUNWAY JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE B-727 WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED, AND THE DC-9 DESTROYED DURING THE COLLISION AND SUBSE QUENT FIRE. OF THE 40 PASSENGERS AND 4 CREWMEMBERS ABOARD THE DC-9, 7 PASSENGERS AND 1 FLIGHT ATTENDANT RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES. NONE OF THE 146 PASSENGERS AND 8 CREWMEMBERS ON THE B-727 WERE INJURED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE NORTHWEST AIRLINES, INC.: IMMEDIATELY INSTITUTE COMPREHENSIVE LINE CREWMEMBER COCKPIT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRAINING AS A PART OF NORTHWEST AIR LINES' LINE-ORIENTED FLIGHT TRAINING AND COORDINATED CREW TRAINING PROGRAMS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: ROMULUS, MI, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA91MA010AB
Accident Reports: NW Airlines, Inc., Flights 1482 and 299 Runway Incursion and Collision
Report #: AAR-91-05
Accident Date: 12/3/1990
Issue Date: 7/23/1991
Date Closed: 1/28/1992
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Northwest Airlines, Inc. (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Crew Resource Management, Flightcrew, Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: Northwest Airlines, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 8/29/1991
Response: IN MAY 1990, NORTHWEST INAUGURATED A ONE-DAY INITIAL CRM COURSE AS PART OF THEIR LOFT PROGRAM AND CREW TRAINING PROGRAMS. AS OF THE END OF JULY 1991, 2,398 NW PILOTS HAD COMPLETED THE CRM TRAINING, AND AS OF JULY 1991, NW HAS SCHEDULED 462 PILOTS PER MONTH AND EXPECTS TO FINISH PHASE 1 OF THE CRM TRAINING BY THE END OF APRIL 1992.

From: NTSB
To: Northwest Airlines, Inc.
Date: 8/28/1991
Response: