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1 “GO TEAMS” A Value to Your Department? Eric Johansen and John Griffin DFW Airport Fire Services

2 ARFFWG Annual Conference Oct Objectives:  What is a Go Team?  Who should be on a Go Team?  What are the functions of the Go Team?  What is the Value of a Go Team?

3 ARFFWG Annual Conference Oct What is a Go Team? Various members of airport departments who respond to aircraft incidents at other airports for the purpose of gaining knowledge and lessons learned to bring back and apply at their airport.

4 ARFFWG Annual Conference Oct Who should be on a Go Team?  Fire Service Personnel  Law Enforcement Personnel  Airport Operations  Airport Maintenance  Other local mutual aid jurisdictions.

5 ARFFWG Annual Conference Oct What are the functions of the Go Team?  To review the emergency response  Evaluate the effectiveness of SOPs/ AEP  To interview first responders / gather lessons learned  Make recommendations for changes in local SOPs/ AEP

6 ARFFWG Annual Conference Oct What is the Value of a Go Team?  There absolutely no value if we do not learn from others lessons.  There is no value if we do not apply the incident response to our own jurisdictions in an honest and truthful manner.  There is no value if we do not make changes to our SOPs and AEPs.  There is no value if we are arrogant and think we can handle anything.

7 ARFFWG Annual Conference Oct DFW Airport past Go Teams DateAirlineLocationDetailsTeam Members Sept. 25, 1978Pacific Southwest San Diego, CAMid-air collision. Aircraft crashed into the residential area of North Park after colliding with a Cessna 172 while making a visual approach to runway 27. ATC failure. 144 fatalities. Insp. R. Winters – Police Lt. Dennis Leon – Fire L. Roman – Operations May 25, 1979A/A Flight 191Chicago O’Hare American Airlines Flight 191 was a flight to Los Angeles International Airport from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. On May 25, 1979, the McDonnell Douglas DC crashed at around 15:04 CDT after taking off from O'Hare with 271 passengers and crew onboard, all of whom were killed, along with two people on the ground. Lt.Sympson - Police Aug. 31, 1986 Aero MéxicoCerritos, CAMid-air collision between a DC-9 and a Piper Archer aircraft as the DC-9 was approaching to land at LAX. All crew and passengers (64) on the DC-9 and 3 persons in the Archer were killed in the resulting crash. In addition, 20 other persons were killed when the DC-9 crashed into a residential neighborhood. Lt. Buckmeyer – Police Lt. Wayne Young – Fire Paddock – Operations Wayne Eichel (Grapevine PD) July 19, 1989United Airlines Flight 232 DC-10 Gateway Airport, Sioux City, IA While cruising at 37,000 feet, the aircraft suffered a catastrophic engine failure. Navigated to the municipal airport at Sioux City, Iowa, where the aircraft was crash-landed approximately 45 minutes after the hydraulic failure. Of the 285 passengers and 11 crew members aboard, 174 passengers and 10 crew members survived. Lt. Dodson – Police Lt. Jim Malloy – Fire Parra – Operations

8 ARFFWG Annual Conference Oct DFW Airport past Go Teams Cont. DateAirlineLocationDetailsTeam Members Dec. 3, 1990 Northwest Airlines DC-9 Detroit MetroNWA DC-9 collided w/ a NWA 727 during a runway-incursion accident in heavy fog. DC-9 caught fire; 8 passenger fatalities (7 from smoke inhalation). Lt. Cinquemani – Police Lt. Richard Hayes – Fire Steve Toby – Operations Feb. 1, 1991 US Airways Flight 1943 DC-10 LAXUS Airways collided after a smooth landing with Skywest flight 5569 that was holding for takeoff after being cleared onto the runway. US Airways: 85 PAX; 57 minor or no injuries; 6 critical injuries (mostly burns); 22 fatalities. Skywest: 10 PAX; 2 crew; total loss. Lt. Gary Pinkston – Police Lt. Alan Black – Fire R. Hoppens – Operations Mar.31, 1991 United Airlines Flight 585 Boeing 737 Colorado Springs, CO United Flight 585 crashed on final approach, 4 1/2 miles south of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport in Widefield Park. The plane was inverted at a 70˚ angle, burying most of the aircraft underground. The aircraft was occupied by 20 PAX and 5 crew members. No survivors Lt. Rick Smith – Police Lt. Johnston – Fire M. Weller – Operations Mar.22, 1992 US Airways Flight 405 Fokker F100 LaGuardia - New York After 2 de-icing delays, the aircraft attempted take- off. The left wing struck the ground. Aircraft veered off runway, struck ILS equipment and a small building. The aircraft tumbled over an embankment into Flushing Bay. Lt. Brandenburg – Police Lt. Richard Wilder – Fire W. Brockles – Operations

9 ARFFWG Annual Conference Oct DFW Airport past Go Teams Cont. DateAirlineLocationDetailsTeam Members July 2, 1994US Airways Flight 1016 DC-9 Charlotte- Douglas Airport; Charlotte, NC On final approach to runway, aircraft received warning from air traffic controller that ground level winds were shifting quickly - 90˚ in 15 seconds. Miscommunications between air traffic controller and flight crew resulted in the aircraft touching down in an open area, skidding in a SW direction or 45˚, striking the perimeter fence and 3 large oak trees prior to crossing a residential street.52 PAX; 5 crew; Lt. Jim Hampton – Police Lt. N. Gilchrest – Fire C. Kuehner – Operations Sept. 1, 1994 US Airways Flight 427 Boeing 737 Allegheny County, PA Boeing 737 on approach pitched over and crashed into hillside due to uncommanded rudder movement. No survivors. First crash scene where NTSB declared scene a biohazard and required full PPE for all recovery workers. Lt. Tyler Bond – Police Lt. Forrest Broom – Fire Vic Nartz – Operations June 1, 1999 American Airlines - Flight 1420; MD-80 Little Rock, ARAircraft attempted landing during a thunderstorm. After landing aircraft departed runway and slid down a bank of riprap into a support structure for the approach lights. Aircraft broke in 1/2 and came to rest ft. from Arkansas River. 185 PAX & crew; 11 fatalities (including pilot); 80 injured. Capt B.McKinney – Fire Lt Jerry Cooper – Police K. Dawson – Operations Kirk McWethy – Airport Maintenance Aug. 2, 2005 Air France Flt 358 Airbus A340 Toronto Pearson An Airbus A340 failed to stop while landing on RW 24L and plunged into a nearby shallow ravine, coming to rest and bursting into flames approximately 300 meters past the end of the runway. All 309 people aboard survived. 43 injuries reported. Capt Gentry - Fire Lt. Freeman - Police A. Mills – Operations

10 ARFFWG Annual Conference Oct A Recent Go Team Member’s Experience On January 15, 2009, US Airways flight 1549, an Airbus Industrie A , N106US, experienced an almost complete loss of thrust in both engines after encountering a flock of birds and was subsequently ditched on the Hudson River about 8.5 miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York City, New York. The flight was en route to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, and had departed LGA about 2 minutes before the in-flight event occurred. The 150 passengers, including a lap held child, and 5 crewmembers evacuated the airplane via the forward and overwing exits. One flight attendant and four passengers were seriously injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. There were no fatalities.

11 ARFFWG Annual Conference Oct New York, LGA Go Team Report  What was the response?  When did we arrive?  How were we received?  What were the Lessons Learned?  Did we make any changes to our operation or AEP?

12 ARFFWG Annual Conference Oct A Recent Go Team Member’s Experience On February 12, 2009, a Colgan Air, Inc., Bombardier DHC-8-400, N200WQ, operating as Continental Connection flight 3407, was on an instrument approach to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, New York, when it crashed into a residence in Clarence Center, New York, about 5 nautical miles northeast of the airport. The 2 pilots, 2 flight attendants, and 45 passengers aboard the airplane were killed, one person on the ground was killed, and the airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash fire. The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows: The captain’s inappropriate response to the activation of the stick shaker, which led to an aerodynamic stall from which the airplane did not recover.

13 ARFFWG Annual Conference Oct Clarence Center NY—Buffalo Go Team Report  What was the response?  When did we arrive?  How were we received?  What were the Lessons Learned?  Did we make any changes to our operation or AEP?

14 ARFFWG Annual Conference Oct TSA – New high security measures for the AOA The End


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