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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-93-128
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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: REVISE THE AIRMAN'S INFORMATION MANUAL TO RECOMMEND THAT PILOTS DEPARTING IN VMC, WITH INTENTIONS OF OBTAINING IFR CLEARANCES, OBTAIN ATC CLEARANCES PRIOR TO BECOMING AIRBORNE WHEN TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATION WITH ATC IS AVAILABLE ON THE GROUND.
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 REVISED THE AIM TO RECOMMEND THAT PILOTS DEPARTING IN (VMC) INTENDING TO OBTAIN AN INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES (IFR) CLEARANCE OBTAIN ATC CLEARANCE BEFORE BECOMING AIRBORNE WHEN TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATION WITH ATC IS AVAILABLE ON THE GROUND. BASED ON THIS INFO, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-93-128 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 1/24/1994
Response: THE FAA AGREES WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION AND ISSUED A CHANGE TO THE AIRMAN'S INFORMATION MANUAL (AIM). THIS CHANGE RECOMMENDS THAT PILOTS DEPARTING IN VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS WITH INTENTIONS OF OBTAINING AN INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES CLEARANCE OBTAIN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CLEARANCES PRIOR TO BECOMING AIRBORNE WHEN TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATION WITH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL IS AVAILABLE ON THE GROUND. I CONSIDER THE FAA'S ACTION TO BE COMPLETED ON THIS RECOMMENDATION.