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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-94-109
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Synopsis: ON AUGUST 18, 1993, AT 1656 EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME (EDT), A DOUGLAS DC-8-61 FREIGHTER, N814CK, REGISTERED TO AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS (AIA), IN., D/B/A CONNINE KALITTA SERVICES, INC., AND OPERATING AS AIA FLIGHT 808, COLLIDED WITH LEVEL TERRAIN APPROXIMATELY 1/4 MILE FROM THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 10, AFTER THE CAPTAIN LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE WHILE APPROACHING THE LEEWARD POINT AIRFIELD AT THE U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA. THE AIRPLANE WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT FORCES AND POSTACCIDENT FIRE, AND THE THREE FLIGHT CREWMEMBERS SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES. VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED, AND AN INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES (IFR) FLIGHT PLAN HAD BEEN FILED. THE FLIGHT WAS CONDUCTED UNDER 14 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR), PART 121, SUPPLEMENTAL AIR CARRIERS, AS AN INTERNATIONAL, NONSCHEDULED, MILITARY CONTRACT FLIGHT.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS, INC.: REVIEW AND REVISE THE AIA SPECIAL AIRPORTS TRAINING PROGRAM TO REQUIRE, IN ADDITION TO FLIGHTCREW MEMBERS, FLIGHT ENGINEERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AIA SPECIAL AIRPORTS TRAINING PROGRAM. THE REVISED PROGRAM SHOULD ENSURE THAT ALL FIGHTCREW MEMBERS WHO OPERATE AIRPANES WITH HIGH APPROACH SPEEDS ARE AWARE AND UNDERSTAND THE EFFECTS OF HIGH BANK ANGLES AND INCREASED LOAD FACTORS, ADVERSE WIND CONDITIONS, AND REQUIRED FLIGHTPATH PROFILES NECESSARY TO PERFORM THE APPROACH.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: GUANTANAMO BAY, OF, GUANTANAMO BAY
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA93RA060
Accident Reports: Uncontrolled Collision with Terrain American International Airways Flight 808, Douglas DC-8-61, N814CK
Report #: AAR-94-04
Accident Date: 8/18/1993
Issue Date: 5/18/1994
Date Closed: 6/6/1997
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: American International Airways, Inc. (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Flightcrew, Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: American International Airways, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 4/22/1997
Response: