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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-94-113
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Synopsis: ON DECEMBER 1, 1993, EXPRESS II FLIGHT 5719, A JETSTREAM BA-3100, REGISTRATION N334PX, WAS OPERATING AS A REGULARLY SCHEDULED FLIGHT UNDER 14 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR), PART 135, FROM MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, TO INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINNESOTA, WITH EN ROUTE STOP AT HIBBING, MINNESOTA (HIB). THE FLIGHT WAS OPERATED BY EXPRESS AIRLINES II, INC., UNDER THE TERMS OF A MARKETING AGREEMENT WITH NORTHWEST AIRLINES, INC., AS NORTHWEST AIRLINK. ABOUT 1950 CENTRAL STANDARD TIME, THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN WHILE ON THE LOCALIZER BACK COURSE APPROACH TO RUNWAY 13 AT HIB. THE 2 FLIGHTCREW MEMBERS AND ALL 16 PASSENGERS WERE FATALLY INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT. THE AIRPLANE WAS DESTROYED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: DEVELOP SPECIFIC GUIDANCE FOR THE EVALUATION AND OVERSIGHT OF CONTRACT TRAINING PROGRAMS USED BY AIR CARRIERS AND INCORPORATE SUCH GUIDANCE INTO FAA ORDER 8400.10 FOR FAA PRINCIPAL INSPECTORS TO USE IN APPROVING TRAINING PROGRAMS. (Supersedes Safety Recommendation A-92-065)
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: HIBBING, MN, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA94MA022
Accident Reports: Controlled Collision with Terrain Express II Airlines, Inc./ Northwest Airlink Flight 5719 Jetstream BA-3100, N334PX
Report #: AAR-94-05
Accident Date: 12/1/1993
Issue Date: 6/13/1994
Date Closed: 4/10/1997
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Oversight,Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 4/10/1997
Response: A-94-113 ASKED THE FAA TO DEVELOP SPECIFIC GUIDANCE FOR THE EVALUATION & OVERSIGHT OF CONTRACT TRAINING PROGRAMS USED BY AIR CARRIERS & TO INCORPORATE SUCH GUIDANCE INTO FAA ORDER 8400.10 FOR FAA PRINCIPAL INSPECTORS TO USE IN APPROVING TRAINING PROGRAMS. A-94-198 ASKED THE FAA TO ISSUE WITHIN 6 MONTHS A FINAL RULE FOR 14 CFR PART 142 CONCERNING THE CERTIFICATION & OPERATION OF TRAINING CENTERS. BECAUSE THESE ACTIONS MEET THE INTENT OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-94-113 & -198 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 12/9/1996
Response: THE FAA ISSUED A FINAL RULE ENTITLED AIRCRAFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR USE IN PILOT TRAINING, TESTING, & CHECKING AT TRAINING CENTERS. THIS FINAL RULE IMPLEMENTS THE NEW 14 CFR PART 142 TO REQUIRE CERTIFICATION & OPERATING RULES FOR TRAINING CENTERS THAT USE AIRCRAFT FLIGHT SIMULATORS & FLIGHT TRAINING DEVICES FOR PILOT TRAINING. THE FAA ALSO ISSUED CHANGE 13 TO ORDER 8700.1, GENERAL AVIATION OPERATIONS INSPECTOR'S HANDBOOK, TO PROVIDE NEW GUIDANCE ON THE FINAL RULE. FAA ALSO ISSUED ORDER 8710.3C, PILOT EXAMINER'S HANDBOOK(CHAPTER 14), TO PROVIDE NEW GUIDANCE FOR EXAMINERS DESIGNATED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF 14 CFR 142.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 3/6/1995
Response: THE BOARD NOTES THAT THE FAA IS PREPARING A FINAL RULE TO AMEND 14 CFR PART 142 TO REQUIRE CERTIFICATION OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE TRAINING FOR AIR CARRIERS. ALTHOUGH TRAINING CONTRACTORS ARE OFTEN MONITORED BY FAA PROGRAM MANAGERS, THESE MANAGERS ARE NOT PROVIDED GUIDANCE & MAY NOT HAVE AIR CARRIER EXPERIENCE. THEREFORE, THE BOARD URGES THE FAA TO EXPEDITE ITS EFFORTS TO AMEND 14 CFR PART 142 &, IN PARTICULAR, TO PROCEED WITH DEVELOPMENT OF APPROPRIATE GUIDANCE MATERIALS FOR THESE AVIATION INSPECTORS, WITHOUT WAITING TO COMPLETE THE FINAL RULE. THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-94-113 "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE,"

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 8/29/1994
Response: THE FAA IS DEVELOPING GUIDANCE MATERIAL FOR AVIATION SAFETY INSPECTORS TO ADDRESS OVERSIGHT OF ORGANIZATIONS SIMILAR TO THAT NOW PROVIDED BY PRINCIPAL OPERATIONS INSPECTORS FOR AIR CARRIERS, FOR INCLUSION IN FAA ORDER 8400.10.