Safety Recommendation Report: Provide Inspectors with Automatic Notification of Flight Instructors with Substandard Student Pass Rates

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is providing the following information to urge the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to take action on the safety recommendations in this report. NTSB identified these issues during their ongoing investigation of a fatal accident involving a Beech King Air 65-A90 airplane that impacted terrain after takeoff from Dillingham Airfield, Mokuleia, Hawaii (HDH). The flight instructor had provided training that the accident pilot could not have been expected to fully comprehend as a student pilot, and the flights were most likely conducted by the flight instructor with the accident pilot sitting in the copilot seat. The NTSB is issuing three safety recommendations to the FAA: (1) Develop a system to automatically notify FAA inspectors of those flight instructors whose student pass rate in the Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem has become substandard so that the inspectors can perform additional surveillance; (2) Until the system proposed in Safety Recommendation A-20-40 is implemented, direct inspectors to review the Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem on an ongoing basis to identify those flight instructors with a substandard student pass rate and provide additional surveillance of those instructors; (3) Revise Order 8900.1, Flight Standards Information Management System, volume 6, chapter 1, section 5, "Surveillance of a Certificated Flight Instructor," to include flight instructors with a substandard student pass rate as one of the criteria necessitating additional surveillance of a flight instructor.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 5p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01762475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASR-20-06, Accident ID: WPR19MA177
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 2021 11:02AM