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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-96-148
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Synopsis: ON 8/21/95, ABOUT 1253 EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME, AN EMBRAER EMB-120, N256AS, OPERATED BY ATLANTIC SOUTHEAST AIRLINES (ASA) AS FLIGHT 529, CRASHED ON APPROACH TO THE WEST GEORGIA REGIONAL AIRPORT, CARROLLTON, GEORGIA. THE FLIGHTCREW WAS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING FOLLOWING THE IN-FLIGHT SEPARATION OF A PROPELLER BLADE. THE CAPTAIN AND SEVEN PASSENGERS WERE KILLED, AND THE AIRPLANE WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT FORCES AND A POSTCRASH FIRE. FLIGHT 529 WAS BEING CONDUCTED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 14 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS PART 135 AS A DOMESTIC, SCHEDULED PASSENGER SERVICE FLIGHT FROM ATLANTA, GEORGIA, TO GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI. THE NTSB'S INVESTIGATION OF THIS ACCIDENT IS ONGOING.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FAA: AMEND ADVISORY CIRCULAR 120-51B (CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRAINING) TO INCLUDE GUIDANCE REGARDING THE COMMUNICATION OF TIME MANAGEMENT INFO AMONG FLIGHT & CABIN CREWMEMBERS DURING AN EMERGENCY.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: CARROLLTON, GA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA95MA054
Accident Reports: In-flight Loss of Propeller Blade Forced Landing, and Collision with Terrain Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., Flight 529 Embraer EMB-120RT, N256AS
Report #: AAR-96-06
Accident Date: 8/21/1995
Issue Date: 12/20/1996
Date Closed: 3/1/1999
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Crew Resource Management, Oversight, Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 3/1/1999
Response: A-96-148 ASKED THE FAA TO AMEND AC 120-51B, "CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRAINING," TO INCLUDE GUIDANCE REGARDING THE COMMUNICATION OF TIME MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AMONG FLIGHT AND CABIN CREWMEMBERS DURING AN EMERGENCY. THE AMENDMENTS TO AC 120-51B, WHICH RESULTED IN THE ISSUANCE OF AC 120-51C, MEET THE INTENT OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS. ACCORDINGLY, A-96-148 AND -106 ARE CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 12/11/1998
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 12/16/98 12:27:00 PM MC# 981468 ON 10/30/98, THE FAA ISSUED AC 120-51C, CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRAINING. A COPY OF THE AC IS ENCLOSED. APPENDIX 3, APPROPRIATE CRM TRAINING TOPICS, PARAGRAPH 2(N), SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSES TRAINING IN COMMUNICATION OF TIME MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AMONG THE FLIGHTCREW AND CABIN CREWMEMBERS DURING AN EMERGENCY. PARAGRAPH 2(N) PROVIDES THAT TRAINING SHOULD EMPHASIZE THAT THE SENIOR OR LEAD FLIGHT ATTENDANT CAN EFFECTIVELY BRIEF OTHER FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND PASSENGERS AND PREPARE THE CABIN ONLY IF THE TIME AVAILABLE IN THE EMERGENCY IS CLEARLY COMMUNICATED BY THE FLIGHTCREW. OTHER INFORMATION ELEMENTS THAT ARE VITAL IN EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT ARE THE NATURE OF THE EMERGENCY AND ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS RELATING TO THE PLANNED COURSE OF ACTION.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 5/1/1997
Response: A-96-148 ASKED THE FAA TO AMEND AC 120-51B (CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRAINING) TO INCLUDE GUIDANCE REGARDING THE COMMUNICATION OF TIME MANAGEMENT INFO AMONG FLIGHT & CABIN CREWMEMBERS DURING AN EMERGENCY. BASED ON THIS INFO & PENDING RECEIPT OF THE REVISED AC, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-96-147 "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 3/3/1997
Response: THE FAA AGREES WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION & WILL INCLUDE GUIDANCE IN THE NEXT REVISION TO AC 120-51B REGARDING THE COMMUNICATION OF TIME MANAGEMENT INFO AMONG FLIGHT & CABIN CREWMEMBERS DURING AN EMERGENCY. THE FAA ANTICIPATES THAT THE NEXT REVISION WILL BE PUBLISHED BY 12/3/97.