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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-95-110
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Synopsis: On Thursday, 2/16/95, at 2027 central standard time, a Douglas DC-8-63 N782AL, operated by Air Transport International (ATI), was destroyed by ground impact & fire during an attempted takeoff at the Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, Missouri. The three flight crewmembers were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, & an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight was being conducted as a ferry flight under title 14 code of federal regulations (CFR) part 91.
Recommendation: TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: Review the effectiveness of the geographic unit oversight program, with particular emphasis on the oversight of supplemental air carriers and their international operations, and the improvement of overall communications between principal operations inspectors and geographic inspectors.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: KANSAS CITY, MO, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA95MA020
Accident Reports: Uncontrolled Collision with Terrain Air Transport International Douglas DC-8-63, N782AL
Report #: AAR-95-06
Accident Date: 2/16/1995
Issue Date: 11/14/1995
Date Closed: 6/6/1997
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/6/1997
Response: A-95-110 ASKED THE FAA TO REVIEW THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE GEOGRAPHIC UNIT OVERSIGHT PROGRAM WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE OVERSIGHT OF SUPPLEMENTAL AIR CARRIERS & THEIR INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS, & THE IMPROVEMENT OF OVERALL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN PRINCIPAL OPERATIONS INSPECTORS & GEOGRAPHIC INSPECTORS. IN VIEW OF THE FAA'S ACTIONS, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-95-110 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 3/19/1997
Response: FAA BELIEVES THAT THE PROPER ACTION HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN EACH OF THESE INSTANCES, & ASK THAT THE BOARD RECLASSIFY A-95-110 & -112 IN A CLOSED ACCEPTABLE STATUS.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 9/25/1996
Response: IN A-95-110, THE BOARD ASKED FOR A REVIEW OF THE GEOGRAPHIC UNIT OVERSIGHT PROGRAM. THE FAA CONDUCTED A REVIEW & CITED TWO PROGRAMS IN RESPONSE. THE ENHANCE CERTIFICATE MANAGEMENT PLAN & THE SAFETY PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS SYSTEM BOTH ADDRESS THE CONCERNS OF THE RECOMMENDATION & SPECIFICALLY IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN PRINCIPAL INSPECTORS & GEOGRAPHIC INSPECTORS. SINCE THESE ACTIONS ADDRESS THE INTENT OF THE RECOMMENDATION, I REQUEST THAT THE BOARD RECLASSIFY A-95-110 AS CLOSED ACCEPTABLE ACTION.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 2/12/1996
Response: THE FAA PLANS TO IMPLEMENT THE FOLLOWING TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE GEOGRAPHIC UNIT OVERSIGHT PROGRAM: -THE ENHANCED CERTIFICATED MANAGEMENT PLANS WILL LOCATE A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF INSPECTORS (REMOTE PARTIAL PROGRAM MANAGERS) DEDICATED TO A PARTICULAR CARRIER AT STRATEGIC LOCATIONS. THESE INSPECTORS, ASSIGNED TO A PARTICULAR CERTIFICATE MANAGEMENT OFFICE, WILL BE LOCATED IN A CITY THAT REQUIRES ADDITIONAL SURVEILLANCE TO SUPPORT EXISTING GEOGRAPHIC ACTIVITIES OF THE CARRIER. THIS NEW REPORTING RELATIONSHIP WILL IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTORS & THE INSPECTORS REMOTELY LOCATED WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE DAILY OPERATIONS OF THE CARRIERS. THIS NEW REPORTING RELATIONSHIP IS CURRENTLY BEING COORDINATED WITH THE UNION. -THE SAFETY PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS SYSTEM (SPAS) IS AN ANALYTICAL SYSTEM THAT COMPARES SPECIFIED PERFORMANCE MEASURES AMONG AIR CARRIERS. WHEN A GEOGRAPHIC INSPECTOR DOCUMENTS AREAS OF CONCERN IN THE PROGRAM TRACKING & REPORTING SUBSYSTEM, THE SPA SOFTWARE ALERTS THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTORS WHEN NEGATIVE FINDINGS EXCEED AN ALERT VALUE IN A GIVEN PERFORMANCE AREA. BASED ON THE ANALYSIS PROVIDED BY SPAS SOFTWARE, THE PRINCIPLE INSPECTOR ACKNOWLEDGES THE ALERT & INITIATES & DOCUMENTS THE ACTION TAKEN TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE. I BELIEVE THAT THE FAA HAS ADDRESSED THIS RECOMMENDATION, & I CONSIDER THE ACTION TO BE COMPLETED.