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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-95-111
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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: Evaluate the surveillance programs to ensure that budget and personnel resources are sufficient and used effectively to maintain adequate oversight of the operation and maintenance of both passenger and cargo air carriers, irrespective of size. (Supersedes Safety Recommendation A-94-105 and A-94-106)
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: 7/5/1996
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/5/1996
Response: THE BOARD NOTES THAT THE FLIGHT STANDARDS NATIONAL FIELD OFFICE IS CURRENTLY EXPANDING ITS ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES, WHICH THE FAA STATES WILL FURTHER INCREASE EFFECTIVENESS & IMPROVE THE RELIABILITY OF ALL SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES. THE FAA ALSO HAS EVALUATED THE SPECIFIC IMPACT OF BUDGET CONSTRAINTS ON FLIGHT STANDARDS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS & IS SATISFIED THAT RESOURCES ARE PROPERLY ALLOCATED TO MAINTAIN OVERSIGHT AT AN ACCEPTALBE LEVEL. THEREFORE, A-95-111 IS CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 2/12/1996
Response: SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS ARE REVIEWED ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS BY THE FLIGHT STANDARDS NATIONAL FIELD OFFICE . ANALYSIS OF SURVEILLANCE FINDINGS RESULTS IN REVISIONS TO REQUIRED OR PLANNED WORK ITEMS THROUGOUTTHE YEAR. THE FAA USES SEVERAL METHODS TO DISTRIBUTE & ADJUST INSPECTOR STAFFING WHEN COMPLEXITIES CHANGE WITHIN OFFICES & REGIONS. PERIODIC ENVIRONMENTAL & CERTIFICATE DATA ARE RUN AGAINST MODELS & FORMULAS TO IDENTIFY NEEDED ADJUSTMENTS IN WORK FORCE DISTRIBUTION BY OPTION & SPECIALTY AS WELL AS BY REGION & FIELD OFFICES. THIS STAFFING STANDARD APPROACH IS ALSO USED TO MEET CRITICAL STAFFING RESOURCE NEEDS. THE SURVEILLANCE SCHEDULE IN THE NATIONAL WORK PROGRAM NOTICE, INCLUDING REQUIRED SURVEILLANCE ITEMS, IS ADJUSTED BY THE FSNFO BASED ON ANALYZED RESULTS. THESE ADJUSTMENTS ENABLE THE FLIGHT STANDARDS SERVICE TO TARGET SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES TO THOSE AREA IIDENTIFIED AS NEEDING A CHANGE IN SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITY BASED ON OBSERVED TRENDS. THIS ALLOWS THE FLIGHT STANDARDS SERVICE TO REDIRECT ITS SURVEILLANCE EFFORTS IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE OVERSIGHT OF THE OPERATION & MAINTENANCE OF BOTH PASSENGER & CARGO AIR CARRIERS & TO USE ITS RESOURCES MOST EFFICIENTLY & EFFECTIVELY. THE FSNFO IS CURRENTLY EXPLANDING ITS ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES WHICH WILL FURTHER INCREASE EFFECTIVENESS & IMPROVE THE RELIABILITY OF ALL SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES. BUDGET CONSTRAINTS HAVE AN IMPACT ON ALL PROGRAMS. THE FAA HAS EVALUATED THEN SPECIFIC IMPACT ON FLIGHT STANDARDS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS & IS SATISFIED THAT RESOURCES ARE PROPERLY ALLOCATED TO MAINTAIN OVERSIGHT AT AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL.