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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-91-117
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Synopsis: ON FEBRUARY 1, 1991, AT 1807 PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, USAIR FLIGHT 1493 (USA1493), N388US, A BOEING 737-300 (B-737), COLLIDED WITH SKYWEST FLIGHT 5569(SKW5569), N683A, V, A FAIRCHILD METROLINER (SA-227-AC), WHILE USA1493 WAS LANDING ON RUNWAY 24 LEFT AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LAX), LOS ANGLES, CALIFORNIA. SKW5569 WAS POSITIONED ON THE SAME RUNWAY, AT INTERSECTION 45, AWAITING CLEARANCE FOR TAKEOFF. AS A RESULT OF THE COLLISION, BOTH AIRPLANES WERE DESTROYED. ALL 10 PASSENGERS AND 2 CREWMEMBERS ABOARD THE METROLINER AND 20 PASSENGERS AND 2 CREWMEMBERS ABOARD THE B-737 WERE FATALLY INJURED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: DIRECT THE EMERGENCY EVACUATION SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE AVIATION RULEMAKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE FLIGHT ATTENDANT EMERGENCY PROCEDURES REGARDING THE "2ND CHOICE" EXIT ASSIGNMENTS TO ENSURE THAT SUCH ASSIGNMENTS PROVIDE FOR USE OF THE NEAREST APPROPRIATE EXIT POINT.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: LOS ANGELES, CA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA91MA018AB
Accident Reports: Runway Collision of USAIR Flight 1493, Boeing 737 and Skywest Flight 5569 Fairchild Metroliner
Report #: AAR-91-08
Accident Date: 2/1/1991
Issue Date: 12/3/1991
Date Closed: 4/8/1993
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 4/8/1993
Response: THE BOARD NOTES THAT THE FAA ISSUED ACOB 1-92-1, FLIGHT ATTENDANT RESTRAINT DURING A CRASH & EMERGENCY EVACUATION SECOND CHOICE EXIT DETERMINATION. THIS ACOB MEETS THE INTENT OF RECOMMENDATION A-91-117. THEREFORE, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-91-117 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATE ACTION."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 3/2/1992
Response: WHILE THE FAA AGREES WITH THE INTENT OF THIS SAFETY RECOMMENDATION, IT DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT THE AVIATION RULEMAKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE NEEDS TO EXAMINE THE ISSUES RAISED IN THIS RECOMMENDATION. THE FAA WILL ISSUE AN AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS BULLETIN TO ADDRESS THIS SAFETY ISSUE.