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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-95-028
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Synopsis: ON 9/8/94, A USAIR BOEING 737-300, FLIGHT 427, WAS ON A SCHEDULED PASSENGER FLIGHT FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, TO PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA. DURING THE APPROACH TO LANDING, THE AIRPLANE SUDDENLY ROLLED TO THE LEFT & PITCHED NOSE DOWN UNTIL IT REACHED A NEARLY VERTICAL ATTITUDE & STRUCK THE GROUND NEAR ALIQUIPPA, PENNSYLVANIA. THE AIRPLANE WAS DESTROYED: THE 5 CREWMEMBERS & 127 PASSENGERS WERE FATALLY INJURED. THE BOARD'S INVESTIGATION OF THIS ACCIDENT IS CONTINUING, & THE PROBABLE CAUSES HAVE NOT BEEN DETERMINED. AND OTHERS, ON 3/3/91, A UNITED AIRLINES BOEING 737-291, FLIGHT 585, WAS ON A SCHEDULED PASSENGER FLIGHT FROM DENVER TO COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO. ON 10/7/1993, A BRITISH AIRWAYS BOEING 747-436 EXPERIENCED A NOSE-DOWN PITCHING MOMENT IMMEDIATELY AFTER DEPARTURE FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT OPERATORS OF AIR CARRIER SERVICE UNDER 14 CFR PART 121 & COMMUTER AIR CARRIER SERVICE UNDER 14 CFR PART 135: ENSURE THAT THE FLIGHT DATA RECORDERS INSTALLED ON TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES USED IN AIR CARRIER AND COMMUTER AIR CARRIER SERVICE RECORD, AS A MINIMUM, THE PARAMETERS LISTED IN "PROPOSED MINIMUM FDR PARAMETER REQUIREMENTS FOR AIRPLANES IN SERVICE" PLUS OTHER PAREMETERS REQUIRED BY CURRENT REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO EACH AIRPLANE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: ALIQUIPPA, PA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA94MA076
Accident Reports: Uncontrolled Descent and Collision With Terrain, USAir Flight 427, Boeing 737-300, N513AU
Report #: AAR-99-01
Accident Date: 9/8/1994
Issue Date: 3/9/1995
Date Closed: 8/23/1997
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: America West Airlines, Inc. (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Emery Worldwide Airlines, Inc. (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Frontier Airlines, Inc. (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 3/27/1995
Response:

From: Frontier Airlines, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 3/22/1995
Response:

From: NTSB
To: America West Airlines, Inc.
Date: 6/20/1995
Response:

From: America West Airlines, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 4/24/1995
Response:

From: Emery Worldwide Airlines, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 3/30/1995
Response: