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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-95-114
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Synopsis: ON THURDAY, 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: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE ATI: REVIEW THE ATI DC-8 OPERATING MANUAL DISCUSSION ON THREE-ENGINE TAKEOFFS TO ENSURE THAT IT IS UNDERSTANDABLE TO ALL PILOTS WHO MUST ACCOMPLISH SUCH TAKEOFFS. THIS SECTION OF THE MANUAL SHOULD EMPHASIZE THE SPECIFIECS OF PROPER THROTTLE APPLICATION TECHNIQUE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Exceeds Recommended 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: 5/6/1996
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Air Transport International, LLC (Closed - Exceeds Recommended Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Air Transport International, LLC
Date: 5/6/1996
Response: THE BOARD NOTES THAT ATI EXCEEDED THE REQUESTS IN A-95-114 BY PUBLISHED THE "THREE ENGINE FERRY MANUAL," WHICH DEVOTES 14 PARAGRAPHS TO PROPER THROTTLE APPLICATION TECHNIQUE. THEREFORE, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-95-114 "CLOSED--EXCEEDS RECOMMENDED ACTION."

From: Air Transport International, LLC
To: NTSB
Date: 1/8/1996
Response: ATI PUBLISHED A NEW "THREE ENGINE FERRY MANUAL" THAT DEVOTES 14 PARAGRAPHS TO PROPER THROTTLE APPLICATION TECHNIQUE. ATI HAS DISCONTINUED THE POLICY OF ASSIGNING LINE FLIGHTCREWS TO THREE-ENGINE FERRY OPERATIONS & THAT THE FLIGHTCREWS NOW IDENTIFIED FOR THREE-ENGINE FERRY FLIGHTS ARE ALL EITHER CHECK AIRMEN OR COMPANY FLIGHT TEST CREWMEMBERS.