Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-97-020
Details
Synopsis: ON 4/11/96, ABOUT 0824 MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME, PRIVATELY OWNED CESSNA 177B, REGISTRATION N35207, COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN AFTER A LOSS OF CONTROL FOLLOWING TAKEOFF FROM RUNWAY 3O AT THE CHEYENNE AIRPORT, CHEYENNE, WYOMING. THE PILOT IN COMMAND, PILOT TRAINEE, & REAR SEAT PASSENGER (THE PILOT TRAINEE'S FATHER) WERE FATALLY INJURED. INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS EXISTED AT THE TIME, & A VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR) FLIGHT PLAN HAD BEEN FILED. THE FLIGHT, WHICH WAS A CONTINUATION OF A TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHT "RECORD" ATTEMPT BY THE YOUNGEST "PILOT" TO DATE (THE PILOT TRAINEE), WAS OPERATED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF 14 CFR PART 91.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FAA: EXPAND THE DEVELOPMENT & INCREASE THE DISSEMINATION OF EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ON THE HAZARDS OF FATIGUE TO THE GENERAL AVIATION PILOTING COMMUNITY.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: CHEYENNE, WY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: SEA96MA079
Accident Reports: In-Flight Loss of Control and Subsequent Collision with Terrain CESSNA 177B, N35207
Report #: AAR-97-02
Accident Date: 4/11/1996
Issue Date: 3/21/1997
Date Closed: 6/11/1997
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Fatigue, General Aviation, Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/11/1997
Response: THE BOARD HAS REVIEWED THE VIDEOS & THE SUPPORTING MATERIALS. THE MATERIALS ILLUSTRATE THE HAZARD OF FATIGUE & DISCUSS AERONAUTICAL DECISION-MAKING ISSUES IN A SALIENT MANNER THAT COULD SERVE AS A BASIS FOR GROUP DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING AVIATION SAFETY. BECAUSE THESE MATERIALS MEET THE INTENT OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-97-20 & -21 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/23/1997
Response: THE FAA'S AVIATION SAFETY PROGRAM HAS DEVELOPED EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS THAT ADDRESS THE HAZARDS OF FATIGUE & PILOT DECISIONMAKING THAT IT USES IN ITS SAFEY EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS & SEMINARS. THE VIDEOS ARE TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY SUPPORTING MATERIAL, INCLUDING "DISCUSSION LEADER'S GUIDE" WHICH ARE TO BE USED WITH TWO OF THE THREE VIDEOS DEVELOPED IN RESPONSE TO THESE RECOMMENDATIONS. SAFETY PROGRAM MANAGERS IN EACH FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICE WILL CONTINUE TO SCHEDULE THESE VIDOES FOR VIEWING AT REGULAR MEETINGS & TO INCORPORATE ANY NEW INFO THAT IS DEVELOPED. IN ADDITION, THE FAA AVIATION NEWS, WHICH HAS ADDRESSED THE SUBJECTS OF FATIGUE & AERONAUTICAL DECISIONMAKING CONSISTENTLY OVER THE PAST 6 YEARS, WILL CONTINUE TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES IN FUTURE ARTICLES, SIMINARS, & PUBLICATIONS.