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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-81-042
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Synopsis: ON JANUARY 20, 1981, A BEECH B-99, N390CA, OPERATED BY CASCADE AIRWAYS, INC., AS FLIGHT 201, CRASHED ABOUT 4.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, SPOKANE, WASHINGTON. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED WHILE THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING A LOCALIZER APPROACH TO RUNWAY 3 (LOC RWY 3) AT SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE TWO PILOTS AND FIVE PASSENGERS DIED IN THE ACCIDENT; TWO PASSENGERS SURVIVED WITH SERIOUS INJURIES. THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED BY THE IMPACT AND POSTCRASH FIRE.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: ALERT PILOTS OF THE POTENTIAL FOR ERROR IN MAKING APROACHES AT AIRPORTS EQUIPPED WITH DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT AT TWO POINTS ALONG THE FINAL APPROACH COURSE THROUGH PUBLICATION OF APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONARY INFORMATION IN THE AIRMAN'S INFORMATION MANUAL.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Spokane, WA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA81AA006
Accident Reports: Cascade Airways, Inc., Beechcraft 99A, N390CA
Report #: AAR-81-11
Accident Date: 1/20/1981
Issue Date: 3/30/1981
Date Closed: 7/5/1983
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 7/5/1983
Response: We are pleased to note that the April 14, 1983, issue of the Airman's Information Manual, Chapter 1, Navigational Aids, has been amended to inform pilots that multiple navigation aids may be required in the utilization of an instrument procedure. Safety Recommendation A-81-42 is now classified in a "Closed--Acceptable Action" status.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/24/1983
Response: FAA LETTER: AS NOTED IN OUR RESPONSE OF JUNE 26, 1981, THE FAA CONCURRED IN THE BOARD'S RECOMMENDATION, AND WE HAVE TAKEN ACTION TO REEMPHASIZE THE FACT THAT MULTIPLE NAVIGATION AIDS MAY BE REQUIRED IN THE UTILIZATION OF AN INSTRUMENT PROCEDURE. THE APRIL 14, 1983, ISSUE OF THE AIRMAN'S INFORMATION MANUAL, CHAPTER 1, NAVIGATION AIDS, HAS BEEN AMENDED TO ADVISE PILOTS THAT MULTIPLE NAVIGATION AIDS ARE OFTEN USED IN INSTRUMENT FLIGHT PROCEDURES.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 3/29/1982
Response: We continue to maintain A-81-42 in an "Open--Acceptable Action" status pending the Data Source: NTSB Recommendations to FAA and FAA Responses FAA's further response.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 10/19/1981
Response: FAA LTR: WE WILL INFORM THE BOARD WHEN ACTION IS COMPLETED.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 9/2/1981
Response: We are pleased to note that the FAA agrees with this recommendation and will inform the Board when action is completed. A-81-42 is classified in an "Open--Acceptable Action" status.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 6/26/1981
Response: FAA LTR: THE FAA CONCURS IN THIS RECOMMENDATION AND WE ARE TAKING ACTION TO REEMPHASIZE THE FACT THAT MULTIPLE NAVIGATION AIDS MAY BE REQUIRED IN THE UTILIZATION OF AN INSTRUMENT PROCEDURE. CONCURRENTLY, WE INTEND TO RESTATE THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER NAVIGATION AID SELECTION, TUNING, AND IDENTIFICATION.