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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-95-046
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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: Require that principal operations inspectors ensure that their respective air carrier(s) adhere to the company's operating procedures, and emphasize rigorous compliance to checklist procedures.
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)
Keyword(s): Checklist

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 7/26/1996
Response: THE BOARD HAS REVIEWED FSIB 95-20, WHICH WAS ISSUED ON 8/11/95, & IS SATISFIED THAT THE INFO CONTAINED IN THE BULLETIN WILL HELP TO OBTAIN COMPLIANCE BY CARRIERS WITH THEIR OPERATING PRACTICES & PROCEDURES. THEREFORE, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-95-46 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 8/14/1995
Response: ON 8/11/95, THE FAA ISSUED FLIGHT STANDARDS INFO BULLETIN FOR AIR TRANSPORTATION 95-20, AIRCREW OPERATING PROCEDURES & IN-FLIGHT CHECKLIST COMPLIANCE EMPHASIS. THIS BULLETIN DIRECTS PRINCIPAL OPERATIONS INSPECTORS TO REEMPHASIZE TO THEIR APPROPRIATE 14 CFR PARTS 121 & 135 AIR CARRIERS THE NEED TO ADHERE TO THE COMPANY'S OPERATING PROCEDURES & COMPLY WITH IN-FLIGHT CHECKLIST PROCEDURE. I CONSIDER THE FAA'S ACTION TO BE COMPLETED ON THIS RECOMMENDATION.