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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-93-033
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Synopsis: ON SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 1992, ABOUT 2135 EASTERN STANDARD TIME, A FOKKER 28-4000 (F-28), N485US, OPERATING AS USAIR FLIGHT 405, CRASHED DURING AN ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF FROM RUNWAY 13 AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT, FLUSHING, NEW YORK. THE AIRPLANE WAS OPERATING UNDER TITLE 14, CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR), PART 121, AS A SCHEDULED PASSENGER FLIGHT FROM JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, TO CLEVELAND, OHIO, WITH A STOPOVER AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT. THERE WERE 47 PASSENGERS, 2 FLIGHTCREW MEMBERS AND 2 CABINCREW MEMBERS ON BOARD. THE CAPTAIN, ONE OF THE CABINCREW MEMBERS, AND 25 PASSENGERS RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES. IMPACT FORCES AND THE SUBSEQUENT FIRE DESTROYED THE AIRPLANE.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, IN COOPERATION WITH THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION, AND THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES: RECOMMEND A REVIEW OF EMERGENCY PLANS TO INCLUDE CONTINGENCIES FOR APPLYING CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) TECHNIQUES AS SOON AS A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF TRAINED PERSONNEL ARRIVE AT A MASS CASUALTY/TRIAGE INCIDENT. EMPHASIS SHOULD BE PLACED ON ATTEMPTING CPR REGARDLESS OF WHETHER VITAL SIGNS ARE PRESENT, ESPECIALLY WHEN COLD WATER IMMERSION/NEAR DROWNING IS INVOLVED AND WHERE TRAUMATIC INJURIES MAY NOT INDICATE DEATH.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: FLUSHING, NY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA92MA025
Accident Reports: Takeoff Stall in Icing Conditions USAIR Flight 405, FOKKER F-28, N485US
Report #: AAR-93-02
Accident Date: 3/22/1992
Issue Date: 3/18/1993
Date Closed: 9/23/1993
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: DOT (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: DOT
Date: 9/23/1993
Response: THE BOARD NOTES THAT THE DOT HAS FORWARDED COPIES OF RECOMMENDATION A-93-33 TO EACH STATE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR AND GOVERNOR'S HIGHWAY SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE, TO FEMA'S U.S FIRE ADMINISTRATION, THE NFPA, AND THE AAAE REQUESTING THAT THEY REVIEW AND UPDATE THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS AND REQUESTING THAT THEY SHARE THE RECOMMENDATION WITH THEIR CONSTITUENCIES. BASED ON THIS INFORMATION, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES RECOMMENDATION A-93-33 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: DOT
To: NTSB
Date: 7/6/1993
Response: ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SUSAN RYAN, CHIEF OF THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE DIVISION, NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, HAS FORWARDED COPIES OF RECOMMENDATION A-93-33 TO EACH STATE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE DIRECTOR AND GOVERNOR'S HIGHWAY SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE; TO FEMA'S U.S. FIRE ADMINISTRATION, THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION; AND THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES. HER LETTERS REQUESTED THAT EACH ORGANIZATION CONSIDER YOUR RECOMMENDATION AS THEY REVIEW AND UPDATE THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS AND ALSO THAT THEY SHARE THE RECOMMENDATION WITH THEIR CONSTITUENCIES. FURTHER, THE U.S. FIRE ADMINISTRATION HAS INDICATED THAT THEY WILL FORWARD THE INFORMATION TO ALL FIRE SERVICES THAT HAVE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES. I TRUST THAT THESE ACTIONS MEET THE INTENT OF YOUR RECOMMENDATION AND RECOMMEND THAT IT BE CLASSIFIED AS "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE." PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOUR REQUIRE ANYTHING FURTHER.