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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-93-012
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Synopsis: ON APRIL 22, 1992, ABOUT 1553 HAWAIIAN STANDARD TIME, SCENIC AIR TOURS (SAT) FLIGHT 22, A BEECH MODEL E18S (BE-18), N342E, COLLIDED WITH MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN ON THE ISLAND OF MAUI, HAWAII, WHILE ON AN AIR TOUR FLIGHT FROM HILO, HAWAII, TO HONOLULU, HAWAII. THE FLIGHT WAS CONDUCTED AS AN ON-DEMAND AIR TAXI OPERATION UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 14 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR) PART 135 AND UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR). AS A RESULT OF THE ACCIDENT, THE PILOT AND EIGHT PASSENGERS ON BOARD SUSTAINED FATAL INJURIES. THE AIRPLANE WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT FORCES AND A POSTCRASH FIRE.
Recommendation: TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Devise a method for collecting data from air tour operators regarding flight hours, flight segments, and passengers carried that can be included in civil aviation exposure information for aviation industry comparisons. (Supersedes Safety Recommendations A-87-091 and A-87-093) (Superseded by Safety Recommednation A-95-57)
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action/Superseded
Mode: Aviation
Location: MOUNT HALEAKALA, HI, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: LAX92MA184
Accident Reports: Tomy International, Inc. d/b/a Scenic Air Tours Flight 22, Beech Model E18S, N342E In-Flight Collision with Terrain
Report #: AAR-93-01
Accident Date: 4/22/1992
Issue Date: 2/19/1993
Date Closed: 6/19/1995
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: DOT (Closed - Acceptable Action/Superseded)
Keyword(s): Air Tours

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: DOT
Date: 6/19/1995
Response: (CLOSED IN GREENSHEET) THE BOARD HAD ORIGINALLY CLASSIFIED A-93-12 "OPEN--AWAIT RESPONSE" HOWEVER, AS A RESULT OF THIS SPECIAL INVESTIGATION, A-93-12 IS NOW CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION/SUPERSEDED" BY A-95-57.