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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-14-087
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Synopsis: On August 14, 2013, about 0447 central daylight time (CDT), UPS flight 1354, an Airbus A300-600, N155UP, crashed short of runway 18 during a localizer nonprecision approach to runway 18 at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM), Birmingham, Alabama. The captain and first officer were fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed by impact forces and postcrash fire. The scheduled cargo flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 on an instrument flight rules flight plan, and dark night visual flight rules conditions prevailed at the airport; variable instrument meteorological conditions with a variable ceiling were present north of the airport on the approach course at the time of the accident. The flight originated from Louisville International Airport-Standiford Field, Louisville, Kentucky, about 0503 eastern daylight time.
Recommendation: TO UPS (UNITED PARCEL SERVICE) AIRLINES: Work with the Independent Pilots Association to conduct an independent review of the fatigue event reporting system to determine the program’s effectiveness as a nonpunitive mechanism to identify and effectively address the reported fatigue issues. Based on the findings, implement changes to enhance the safety effectiveness of the program.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Open - Acceptable Response
Mode: Aviation
Location: Birmingham, AL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA13MA133
Accident Reports: ​Crash During a Nighttime Nonprecision Instrument Approach to Landing, UPS Flight 1354
Report #: AAR-14-02
Accident Date: 8/14/2013
Issue Date: 9/25/2014
Date Closed:
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: United Parcel Service (Open - Acceptable Response)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: United Parcel Service
Date: 3/6/2015
Response: We note that you plan to meet with the Independent Pilots Association to review these recommendations. Pending that meeting and the implementation of subsequent actions that satisfy Safety Recommendations A-14-87 and -88, the recommendations are classified OPEN—ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE.

From: United Parcel Service
To: NTSB
Date: 12/24/2014
Response: -From Captain Houston Mills, UPS Airline Director of Safety: Work with the Independent Pilots Association to conduct an independent review of the fatigue event reporting system to determine the program’s effectiveness as a nonpunitive mechanism to identify and effectively address the reported fatigue issues. Based on the findings, implement changes to enhance the safety effectiveness of the program. UPS intends to meet with the Independent Pilot Association during the 1st quarter of 2015 to review recommendation A-14-87. UPS did conduct a benchmark of other major U.S airlines and discovered its current policy is aligned with standard industry practices.