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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-91-121
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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: DISSEMINATE INFORMATION REGARDING THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THIS ACCIDENT AND THE FINDINGS OF THE SAFETY BOARD'S INVESTIGATION TO THE PILOT COMMUNITY THROUGH OPERATIONS BULLETINS AND SAFETY SEMINARS, SUCH AS THE "WINGS PILOT PROFICIENCY PROGRAM".
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: 1/12/1995
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 1/12/1995
Response: THE BOARD NOTES THAT THE FAA HAS DISSEMINATED SUCH INFO TO THE PILOT COMMUNITY THROUGH BOTH THE NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1992 ISSUE OF THE FAA AVIATION NEWS & THE FLIGHT STANDARDS INFO BULLETIN FOR GENERAL AVIATION (FSGA 94-01 ) EFFECTIVE 2/9/94. THEREFORE, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-91-121 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 7/11/1994
Response: THE FAA PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE IN THE NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1992 ISSUE OF FAA AVIATION NEWS ENTITLED "STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN (SITUATIONAL AWARENESS & THE GROUND COLLISION AT LAX)." THE ARTICLE DISCUSSED THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE SKYWEST ACCIDENT & EMPHASIZED THE NEED FOR PILOT AWARENESS. SINCE 1992, ACCIDENT PREVENTION PROGRAM MANAGERS HAVE EMPHASIZED THE NEED FOR AWARENESS OF THESE SAFETY ISSUES IN THEIR CONTACTS WITH PILOTS & AT SAFETY SEMINARS SUCH AS THE WINGS PILOT PROFICIENCY PROGRAM. I HAVE ENCLOSED A COPY OF THE ARTICLE FOR THE BOARD'S INFO.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 4/8/1993
Response: THE BOARD NOTES THAT THE FAA AGREES WITH THE INTENT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION & WILL ISSUE AN OPERATIONS BULLETIN & REQUEST THAT ALL ACCIDENT PREVENTION MANAGERS EMPHASIZE THE NEED FOR AWARENESS OF THESE SAFETY ISSUES DURING THEIR CONTACT WITH PILOTS & DURING SAFETY MEETINGS. PENDING FURTHER INFO, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES RECOMMENDATION A-91-121 "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 3/2/1992
Response: THE FAA AGREES WITH THE INTENT OF THIS SAFETY RECOMMENDATION AND WILL ISSUE AN OPERATIONS BULLETIN FOR INCLUSION IN APPROPRIATE FAA ORDERS AND ASSOCIATED GUIDANCE MATERIAL. THE FAA WILL REQUEST THAT ALL ACCIDENT PREVENTION MANAGERS EMPHASIZE THE NEED FOR AWARENESS OF THESE SAFETY ISSUES DURING THEIR CONTACT WITH PILOT AND DURING SAFETY MEETINGS. I WILL PROVIDE THE BOARD WITH A COPY OF THE BULLETIN AS SOON AS IT IS ISSUED.