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Accident Report Detail

Educating Controllers on Two Midair Collisions

Executive Summary

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is providing the following information to urge the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Midwest Air Traffic Control, Robinson Aviation, and Serco (companies that operate federal contract towers) to take action on the safety recommendations in this report. These recommendations address educating air traffic controllers on the circumstances of the July 7, 2015, and August 16, 2015, midair collisions in which the air traffic controllers made judgment errors that led to the collisions. As a result of these investigations, the NTSB is issuing two safety recommendations each to the FAA, Midwest Air Traffic Control, Robinson Aviation, and Serco.


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Probable Cause

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Accident ID: ERA15MA259AB, WPR15MA243AB

Date Adopted: 11/14/2016
NTSB Number: ASR-16-06
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