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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-91-118
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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: ISSUE AN AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS BULLETIN DIRECTING PRINCIPAL OPERATIONS INSPECTORS TO EMPHASIZE THAT DURING A CRASH SEQUENCE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS MUST REMAIN PROPERLY RESTRAINED AND SEATED IN THEIR CREW SEATS UNTIL THE AIRPLANE HAS COME TO A COMPLETE STOP.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable 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 Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 4/8/1993
Response: THE BOARD NOTES THAT THE FAA ISSUED ACOB 1-92-1, WHICH EMPHASIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF REMAINING SEATED & PROPERLY RESTRAINED UNTIL THE AIRCRAFT HAS COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. THIS ACOB MEETS THE INTENT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION, & THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-91-118 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 3/2/1992
Response: THE FAA AGREES WITH THE INTENT OF THIS SAFETY RECOMMENDATION AND WILL ISSUE AN AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS BULLETIN TO ADDRESS THIS SAFETY ISSUE.