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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-93-015
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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: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE TOMY INTERNATIONALIN INC., D/B/A SCENIC AIR TOURS HAWAII: CONDUCT SUBSTANTIVE BACKGROUND CHECKS OF PILOT APPLICANTS, WHICH INCLUDE VERIFICATION OF PERSONAL FLIGHT RECORDS AND EXAMINATION OF TRAINING, PERFORMANCE, AND DISCIPLINARY AND OTHER RECORDS OF PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS, THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION SAFETY AND ENFORCEMENT RECORDS, AND THE NATIONAL DRIVER REGISTER.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed--No Longer Applicable
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: 9/11/1997
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Scenic Air Tour, Hawaii (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
Keyword(s): Training and Education,

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Scenic Air Tour, Hawaii
Date: 9/11/1997
Response: TOMY INT'L IS NO LONGER IN OPERATION, AND WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO LOCATE ITS FORMER PRESIDENT, MR. BENNY YOUNESI. THEREFORE, RECOMMENDATION A-93-15 IS CLASSIFIED CLOSED--NO LONGER APPLICABLE.