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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-93-034
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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 NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS CORPORATION: REVIEW AND EVALUATE, IN CONCERT WITH OTHER NEW YORK CITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCIES, THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE TO THE CRASH OF USAIR FLIGHT 405 IN ORDER TO IMPROVE AGENCY COORDINATION EFFORTS AND TO REDUCE TRANSPORTATION TIMES OF INJURED PERSONS FROM LAGUARDIA AIRPORT TO AREA HOSPITALS.
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: 11/19/1993
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Health and Hospital Corporation (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Health and Hospital Corporation
Date: 11/19/1993
Response: THE BOARD NOTES THAT THE CORPORATION IS CONDUCTING A REVIEW AND EVALUATION, THAT REGULAR INTERAGENCY INTEGRATION REVIEW SESSIONS NOW TAKE PLACE, THAT PLANNING DRILLS ARE BEING EXPANDED TO COVER MORE DETAILS, THAT A LARGER NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES FROM VARYING AGENCIES WILL BE TRAINED TO HANDLE SUCH EVENTS, AND THAT EMS IS STUDYING THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPROVING COMMUNICATION RECEIVERS AT ALL NEW YORK CITY AIRPORTS. BASED ON THIS INFORMATION, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES RECOMMENDATION A-93-34 "CLOSED-ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: Health and Hospital Corporation
To: NTSB
Date: 6/29/1993
Response: NEW YORK'S EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE'S RESPONSE TO THE CRASH OF US AIR FLIGHT AT LAGUARDIA.