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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-00-017
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Synopsis: On 8/6/97, about 0142:26 Guam local time, Korean Air flight 801, a Boeing 747-3b5b (747-300), Korean registration HL7468, operated by Korean Air Company, Ltd., crashed at Nimitz Hill, Guam. Flight 801 departed from Kimpo International Airport, Seoul, Korea, with 2 pilots, 1 flight engineer, 14 flight attendants, and 237 passengers on board. The airplane had been cleared to land on runway 6l at A.B. Won Guam International Airport, Agana, Guam, and crashed into high terrain about 3 miles southwest of the airport. Of the 254 persons on board, 228 were killed, and 23 passengers and 3 flight attendants survived the accident with serious injuries. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash fire. Flight 801 was operating in U.S. airspace as a regularly scheduled international passenger service flight under the convention on international civil aviation and the provisions of 14 code of federal regulations (CFR) part 129 and was on an instrument flight rules flight plan.
Recommendation: TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: Provide user groups, along with FAA form 8260, draft plan and profile views of instrument procedures to assist the groups in effectively evaluating proposed new procedures.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: NIMITZ HILL, GU, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA97MA058
Accident Reports: Controlled Flight Into Terrain, Korean Air Flight 801, Boeing 747-300, HL7468
Report #: AAR-00-01
Accident Date: 8/6/1997
Issue Date: 1/27/2000
Date Closed: 2/23/2004
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Procedures, Procedures: Instrument

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 2/23/2004
Response: The FAA reported that plan and profile views are now available to the public, with the other information concerning draft instrument procedures available on the FAA's Web site. The Safety Board believes that this availability will aid user groups in evaluating proposed new instrument approach procedures. Accordingly, Safety Recommendation A-00-17 is classified "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 12/12/2003
Response: At a 12/12/2003 SWAT meeting, the FAA stated and NTSB staff confirmed that at the FAA web site where proposed approach information is available for public review, profile and plan views of draft approaches are now included.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 1/23/2002
Response: Pending the addition of the recommended information on the Automated Coordination of Instrument Flight Procedures Web site, Safety Recommendation A-00-17 remains classified "Open--Acceptable Response."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 8/21/2001
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 08/29/2001 4:02:04 PM MC# 2010694: The FAA agrees with the intent of this safety recommendation and has already begun providing user groups with draft plan and profile views of instrument procedures along with FAA Form 8260 to assist the groups in evaluating proposed new procedures. In March 2001, a prototype web site was made available for internal FAA evaluation. It was determined during the evaluation that modifications needed to be made. The FAA is addressing these modifications and plans to have the new approach documentation available on the Automated Coordination of Instrument Flight Procedures web site by August 2001. The web site will include drawings of the plan and a profile of the proposed approach and associated FAA Form 8260. I will keep the Board informed of the FAA's progress on this safety recommendation.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/27/2000
Response: PENDING COMPLETION OF THE WEB SITE AND PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, A-00-17 IS CLASSIFIED "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/4/2000
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 04/07/2000 2:43:03 PM MC# 2000502 THE FAA AGREES WITH THE INTENT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION AND HAS ALREADY BEGUN PROVIDING USER GROUPS WITH DRAFT PLAN AND PROFILE VIEWS OF INSTRUMENT PROCEDURES ALONG WITH FAA FORM 8260 TO ASSIST THE GROUPS IN EVALUATING PROPOSED NEW PROCEDURES. THE FAA PLANS TO MAKE THIS INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON A WEB SITE BY DECEMBER 2000. I CONSIDER THE FAA'S ACTION TO BE COMPLETED ON THIS RECOMMENDATION.