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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-97-106
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Synopsis: ON 11/19/96, AT 1701 CENTRAL STANDARD TIME, UNITED EXPRESS FLIGHT 5925, A BEECHCRAFT 1900C, N87GL, COLLIDED WITH A BEECHCRAFT KING AIR A90, N1127D, AT QUINCY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, NEAR QUINCY, ILLINOIS. FLIGHT 5925 WAS COMPLETING ITS LANDING ROLL ON RUNWAY 13, AND THE KING AIR WAS IN ITS TAKEOFF ROLL ON RUNWAY 04. A THIRD AIRPLANE, A PIPER CHEROKEE, WAS POSITIONED FOR PLANNED TAKEOFF ON RUNWAY 04 BEHIND THE KING AIR. THE COLLISION OCCURRED AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE TWO RUNWAYS. ALL 10 PASSENGERS AND TWO CREWMEMBERS ABOARD FLIGHT 5925 AND THE TWO OCCUPANTS ABOARD THE KING AIR WERE KILLED. FLIGHT 5925 WAS A SCHEDULED PASSENGER FLIGHT OPERATING UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 14 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR) PARAT 135. THE FLIGHT WAS OPERATED BY GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD., DOING BUSINESS AS UNITED EXPRESS. THE KING AIR WAS OPERATING UNDER 14 CFR PART 91.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FAA: REVIEW & IMPROVE AS NECESSARY GUIDANCE FOR PRINCIPAL MAINTENANCE INSPECTORS TO USE IN ENSURING THAT MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL ARE PROPERLY TRAINED IN ACCOMPLISHING THE MAINTENANCE TASKS THAT THEY ARE ASSIGNED.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: QUINCY, IL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA97MA009AB
Accident Reports: Runway Collision United Express Flight 5925 and Beechcraft King Air A90 Quincy Municipal Airport
Report #: AAR-97-04
Accident Date: 11/19/1996
Issue Date: 9/12/1997
Date Closed: 10/6/1998
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 10/6/1998
Response: A-97-106 ASKED THE FAA TO REVIEW & IMPROVE, AS NECESSARY, GUIDANCE FOR PRINCIPAL MAINTENANCE INSPECTORS (PMIS) TO USE IN ENSURING THAT MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL ARE PROPERLY TRAINED IN ACCOMPLISHING THE MAINTENANCE TASKS THAT THEY ARE ASSIGNED. BASED ON THE FAA'S ACTIONS, A-97-106 IS CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 6/29/1998
Response: (Letter Mail Controlled 7/7/98 4:02:18 PM MC# 980845) THE FAA HAS DETERMINED THAT EXISTING GUIDANCE FOR PRINCIPAL MAINTENANCE INSPECTORS (PMI) TO USE IN ENSURING THAT MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL ARE PROPERLY TRAINED IN ACCOMPLISHING ASSIGNED MAINTENANCE TASKS IS ADEQUATE & DOES NOT NEED TO BE REVISED AT THIS TIME. FAA ORDER 8300.10, AVIATION SAFETY INSPECTOR'S HANDBOOK, CHAPTER 70, EVALUATE FAR PART 121/135 MAINTENANCE TRAINING PROGRAM/RECORD, PROVIDES GUIDANCE TO PMI'S FOR EVALUATING & ACCEPTING AN OPERATOR'S MAINTENANCE TRAINING PROGRAM. TO REINFORCE THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER TRAINING, THE FAA SENT A COPY OF THE BOARD'S LETTER DATED 9/12/97, & A COPY OF THE FAA'S LETTER DATED 11/17/97, TO ALL PMI'S FOR THEIR REVIEW.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 11/24/1997
Response: The FAA has reviewed existing guidance for principal maintenance inspectors (PMI) to use in ensuring that maintenance personnel are properly trained in accomplishing assigned maintenance tasks. The FAA has determined that the guidance currently available to PMI's is adequate and does not need to be revised at this time. FAA Order 8300.10, Aviation Safety Inspector's Handbook, Chapter 70, Evaluate FAR Part 121/135 Maintenance Training Program/Record, provides guidance to PMI's for evaluating and accepting an operator's maintenance training program. This chapter discusses the requirements of 14 CFR Part 121, which requires each certificate holder to be primarily responsible for having a training program and ensuring that the training received throughout the operator's system is of equal quality and effectiveness. The requirement under 14 CFR Part 121 includes the certificate holder's employees and contract personnel for emergency maintenance and servicing. In addition, each certificate holder or person who performs maintenance shall have a training program to ensure that each person, including inspection personnel, is fully informed about procedures, techniques, and new equipment in use and is competent to perform the applicable duties. I have enclosed a copy of FAA Order 8300.10, Chapter 70, for the Board's information. To reinforce the importance of proper training, the FAA will send a copy of the Board's letter dated September 12, 1997, and a copy of this letter to all PMI's for their review. I believe that the guidance contained in FAA Order 8300.10 completely addresses this safety recommendation, and I consider the FAA's action to be completed.