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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-95-053
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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 & 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, & ONE PASSENGER RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. TWO FLIGHT ATTENDANTS & 14 PASSENGERS SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES. THE REMAINING 37 PASSENGERS RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES. THE AIRPLANE WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT FORCES & A POSTCRASH FIRE. INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, & 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: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE USAIR: CONDUCT PERIODIC CHECK AIRMEN TRAINING & FLIGHT CHECK REVIEWS TO ENSURE STANDARDIZATION AMONG CHECK AIRMEN WITH REGARD TO COMPLYING WITH USAIR'S OPERATING 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: 11/7/1997
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: USAir (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: USAir
Date: 11/7/1997
Response: A-95-53 ASKED US AIRWAYS TO CONDUCT PERIODIC CHECK AIRMEN TRAINING AND FLIGHT CHECK REVIEWS TO ENSURE STANDARDIZATION AMONG CHECK AIRMEN WITH REGARD TO COMPLYING WITH US AIRWAYS' OPERATING PROCEDURES. BASED ON US AIRWAYS' ACTIONS, A-95-53 IS CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: USAir
To: NTSB
Date: 6/24/1997
Response: THE US AIRWAYS FLIGHT TRAINING AND STANDARDS DEPARTMENT REQUIRES THAT ALL COMPANY CHECK AIRMEN ATTEND QUARTERLY STANDARDIZATION MEETINGS WHERE STANDARDIZATION AND PROCEDURAL COMPLIANCE ISSUES ARE REVIEWED. ADDITIONALLY, FAA REQUIRED SEMI-ANNUAL CHECK AIRMEN FLIGHT REVIEWS ARE CONDUCTED BY A SPECIALIZED GROUP OF FAA APPROVED EVALUATORS TO ENSURE THAT THE REQUIRED LEVELS OF STANDARDIZATION ARE MAINTAINED.

From: NTSB
To: USAir
Date: 6/2/1997
Response: OUR RECORDS INDICATE THAT THE BOARD HAS NEVER RECEIVED A RESPONSE FROM YOUR COMPANY CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS. WE WOULD APPRECIATE BEING INFORMED ABOUT EFFORTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE TO IMPLEMENT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS. A COPY OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS IS ENCLOSED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. IF WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED A RESPONSE FROM YOU WITHIN 45 DAYS, THESE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--UNACCEPTABLE ACTION/NO RESPONSE RECEIVED."