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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-95-043
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Synopsis: On 7/2/94, about 1843 eastern daylight time, a Douglas DC-9-31, N954VJ, operated by USAIR, Inc., as flight 1016, collided with trees and a private residence near the Charlotte/ Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, shortly after the flightcrew executed a missed approach from the instrument landing system approach to runway 18R. The captain, first officer, one flight attendant, and one passenger received minor injuries. Two flight attendants and 14 passengers sustained serious injuries. The remaining 37 passengers received fatal injuries. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash fire. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and an instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed. Flight 1016 was being conducted under 14 code of federal regulations part 121 as a regularly scheduled passenger flight from Columbia, South Carolina, to Charlotte.
Recommendation: TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: Provide clear guidance to all air traffic controllers and supervisors that "blanket broadcasts" in the tower cab without receiving acknowledgments are unacceptable methods of communicating info, and require that all advisories, coordination, and pertinent info disseminated to controllers are acknowledged by the individual controller to ensure receipt of the info.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: CHARLOTTE, NC, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA94MA065
Accident Reports: Flight into Terrain during Missed Approach USAir 1016, DC-9-31, N954VJ
Report #: AAR-95-03
Accident Date: 7/2/1994
Issue Date: 5/16/1995
Date Closed: 7/26/1996
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 7/26/1996
Response: (FOLLOWUP DATE 2/2/96) THE BOARD NOTES THAT THE FAA AGREED WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION & PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE ADDRESSING THIS SUBJECT IN THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF THE AIR TRAFFIC BULLETIN. THE ARTICLE STATED THAT CONTROLLER SHOULD NOT USE A BLANKET BROADCAST TO PASS IMPORTANT INFO. THEREFORE, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-95-43 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 8/14/1995
Response: THE FAA WILL PUBLISH A MANDATORY BRIEFING ARTICLE IN THE AIR TRAFFIC BULLETIN TO ADDRESS THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF DISSEMINATING & COORDINATING PERTINENT INFO WHICH COULD BE CRITICAL TO FLIGHT. THE ARTICLE WILL BE ISSUED BY 11/30/95. I WILL PROVIDE THE BOARD WITH A COPY OF THE ARTICLE AS SOON AS IT IS ISSUED. I WILL PROVIDE THE BOARD WITH A COPY OF THE ARTICLE AS SOON AS IT IS ISSUED.