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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-95-056
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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: REVIEW COMPANY PROCUDURES REGARDING PASSENGER COUNTS ON MANIFESTS TO ENSURE THEIR ACCURACY & ACOUNTABILITY OF ALL OCCUPANTS ON THE AIRPLANE.
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-95-56 ASKED US AIRWAYS TO REVIEW COMPANY PROCEDURES REGARDING PASSENGER COUNTS ON MANIFESTS TO ENSURE THEIR ACCURACY AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF ALL OCCUPANTS ON THE AIRPLANE. BASED ON US AIRWAYS' ACTIONS, A-95-56 IS CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: USAir
To: NTSB
Date: 6/24/1997
Response: ENHANCEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO OUR PASSENGER NAME LIST TO INCLUDE THE INFANT IDENTIFIER "INFT," TOGETHER WITH AGE INFORMATION. THIS INFORMATION APPENDS TO THE ACCOMPANYING ADULT'S EXISTING NAME FIELD. PRIOR TO FLIGHT DEPARTURE, TOTAL PASSENGER VERIFICATION, INCLUDING LAP CHILD STATUS, IS VERIFIED BETWEEN THE AGENT AND FLIGHT CREW.

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."