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Safety Recommendation A-93-127
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Synopsis: ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1992, ABOUT 1457 CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME, A MITSUBISHI MU-2B-60 (MU-2), N74FB, AND A PIPER PA-32-301 SARATOGA (PA-32), N82419, COLLIDED AT 2,100 FEET MEAN SEA LEVEL, APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE GREENWOOD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, GREENWOOD, INDIANA. THE PA-32 WAS DESCENDING FROM 2,500 FEET EN ROUTE TO GREENWOOD AIRPORT IN ACCORANCE WITH VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR). THE MU-2, ALSO OPERATING UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES, WAS CLIMBING OUT OF THE GREENWOOD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT EN ROUTE TO COLUMBUS, OHIO. THE PILOTS OF BOTH AIRPLANES AND THE FOUR PASSENGERS ABOARD THE MU-2 WERE FATALLY INJURED. THE TWO OTHER OCCUPANTS OF THE PA-32 WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED. BOTH AIRPLANES WERE DESTROYED. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED IN DAYLIGHT VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: DEVELOP, PUBLISH, AND DISSEMINATE VFR DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL PROCEDURES FOR UNCONTROLLED AIRPORTS NEAR CLASSES B, C, OR D AIR SPACE, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN PART 91 OF THE FARS. CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO ESTABLISHING ENTRY AND DEPARTURE CORRIDORS FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE AIRPLANES THAT ARE SEPARATE FROM LOW-PERFORMANCE AIRPLANES AT THESE UNCONTROLLED AIRPORTS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: GREENWOOD, IN, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA92MA049AB
Accident Reports: Midair Collision Mitsubishi MU-2B-60, N74FB, and Piper PA-32-301, N82419
Report #: AAR-93-05
Accident Date: 9/11/1992
Issue Date: 11/10/1993
Date Closed: 4/1/1994
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 4/1/1994
Response: THE BOARD NOTES THAT THE FAA HAS PUBLISHED ADVISORY CIRCULAR 90-66A, "RECOMMENDED STANDARD TRAFFIC PATTERNS & PRACTICES FOR AERONAUTICAL OPERATIONS AT AIRPORTS WITHOUT OPERATING CONTROL TOWERS." THE AC RECOMMENDS TRAFFIC PATTERNS & OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES FOR AIRCRAFT, GLIDERS, PARACHUTISTS, LIGHTER- THAN-AIR AIRCRAFT, HELICOPTERS, & ULTRALIGHT AIRCRAFT. BASED ON THIS INFO, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-93-127 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 1/24/1994
Response: THE FAA AGREES WITH INTENT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION. A JOINT INDUSTRY/FAA WORKING GROUP RECENTLY PUBLISHED ADVISORY CIRCULAR (AC) 90-66A, RECOMMENDED STANDARD TRAFFIC PATTERNS AND PRACTICES FOR AERONAUTICAL OPERATIONS AT AIRPORTS WITHOUT OPERATING CONTROL TOWERS. THIS AC RECOMMENDS TRAFFIC PATTERNS AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES FOR AIRCRAFT, LIGHTER THAN AIR, GLIDER, PARACHUTE, ROTORCRAFT, AND ULTRALIGHT VEHICLE OEPRATIONS WHERE SUCH USE IS NOT IN CONFLICT WITH EXISTING PROCEDURES IN EFFECT AT THOSE AIRPORTS. I CONSIDER THE FAA'S ACTION TO BE COMPLETED ON THIS RECOMMENDATION.