NTSB Urges Stick-pusher Mod on ATR42

AINsafety » July 16, 2012
July 16, 2012, 4:15 PM

The National Transportation Safety Board issued four safety recommendations after its investigation into the January 27, 2009 loss-of-control crash of an Empire Airlines ATR 42-320 at Lubbock Airport (LBB), Texas. The NTSB said the flight crew failed to monitor and maintain a safe airspeed during an approach in icing conditions.

The Safety Board believes recalibrating the ATR-42’s stick-pusher activation system would help pilots recognize impending stalls sooner. They called on the FAA and EASA to revise the stick pusher’s angle-of-attack activation point.

NTSB also wants both organizations to re-evaluate all transport airplanes that are equipped with stick pushers to be sure the activation angle of attack is not set too high. 

Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.