Korean Air Flight 801 investigation/Witnesses

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Korean Air Flight 801 investigation
by National Transportation Safety Board
PUBLIC HEARING - Witness List and Schedule
Source is http://web.archive.org/web/20061212181715/http://www.ntsb.gov/events/KAL801/witnesses.htm

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PUBLIC HEARING - Witness List and Schedule


KOREAN AIR
FLIGHT 801, B-747-300
AGANA, GUAM
AUGUST 6, 1997
March 24 | March 25 | March 26
subject to revision


March 24, 1998



Mr. Kurt Mayo
Approach Controller
Federal Aviation Administration
Guam CERAP

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications
b. Handling and observations of KAL 801;
c. Weather observations during approach of KE801;
d. Knowledge and use of MSAW at Guam;
e. Accident notification for search and rescue.

Exhibits: 3A thru 3EE, 13A
Questioned by: Richard Wentworth



Mr. Marty Theobald
Local Controller
Barton ATC International, Inc.
Agana Contract Air Traffic Control Tower

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Handling and observations of KE801;
c. Weather observations during approach of KE801;
d. NOTAMS and NAV/AID status at Agana;
e. BRITE display knowledge and operation;
f. Accident notification for search and rescue.

Exhibits: 3A thru 3EE, 13A
Questioned by: Richard Wentworth


Ms. Sherrie Ewert
Air Traffic Manager
Barton ATC International, Inc.
Agana Contract Traffic Control Tower

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Knowledge and operation of BRITE display and MSAW;
c. NOTAMS and status of NAVAIDs at Agana;
d. Accident notification for search and rescue.

Exhibits: 3A thru 3EE
Questioned by: Richard Wentworth



Thomas Howell
Acting Manager
National Field Support Division, AOS-600
FAA Technical Center
Atlantic City, New Jersey

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. General overview and operational characteristics of MSAW;
c. Specific history of operations and modifications to Guam MSAW system;
d. Post-accident actions at Guam and national review of MSAW systems.

Exhibits: 3A thru 3EE, 13A
Questioned by: Scott Dunham/Charlie Pereira


Sabra Kaulia
Deputy Director
Air Traffic Operations Program, ATO-2
Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, D.C.

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Air traffic requirements and policies for MSAW;
c. FAA MSAW action plan - post accident at Guam;
d. FAA MSAW action plan - on-going and long term;

Exhibits: 3A thru 3EE, 13A
Questioned by: Scott Dunham


David Canoles
Manager
Evaluations and Investigations Staff, AAT-20
Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, D.C.

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. General overview and operational knowledge of MSAW;
c. Post-accident actions at Guam and national review of MSAW systems;
d. Air Traffic Quality Assurance Programs - both general and Guam specific.

Exhibits: 3A thru 3EE, 13A
Questioned by: Scott Dunham


Carl Schellenburg
Director
Potomac Tracon Development, ATS-20
Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, D.C.

Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
FAA action plan - post accident at Guam;
FAA action plan - on-going and long term.

Exhibits: 3A thru 3EE, 13A
Questioned by: Scott Dunham


8. Lewis Zeigler
KAL Principal Operations Inspector (POI)
FAA Flight Standards District Office
San Francisco, California

Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
General overview and knowledge of FAA Part 129 oversight program;
Corrective actions in Part 129 program;
Interaction with Korean Airlines and MOCT POI;
Discrepancy resolution with Korean Airlines and MOCT;
Post accident actions at Korean Airlines and FAA

Exhibits: 2A thru 2R, 12A, 13A
Questioned by: Paul Misencik


(END OF FIRST DAY)

March 25, 1998


9. Captain Lee, Jung Taek
Flight Crew Operation
Korean Air
Seoul, Korea

a. Duties responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Simulator training curriculum, simulator training modules (profiles) and training scenarios;
c. Flight training procedures, crew coordination, and standard operating procedures;
d. Flight check procedures, standards, and evaluation of flight crew performance;
e. Description of route qualifications and initial operating experience (IOE);
f. Crew briefings and checklist usage;
g. Crew Resource Management (CRM) between flight crewmembers, emphasis on conducting approaches;
h. Non-precision approach procedures;
i. Automated and manually flown approaches, role and duties of flying pilot, non-flying pilot, and flight engineer;
j. Post accident actions at Korean Air.

Exhibits: 2A thru 2R, 12A, 13A Questioned by: Paul Misencik/Malcolm Brenner


10. Park, Chun Sik
Director, Academic Flight Training
Korean Air
Seoul, Korea

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Training philosophy and how it was developed;
c. Training curriculum - precision and non-precision approaches;
d. Unusual approach training - automated vs. manually flown approaches;
e. Crew Resource Management (CRM) between pilots, emphasis on conducting approaches;
f. Initial operating experience (IOE) philosophy - describe line flying;
g. Automated and manually flown approaches;
h. Post accident actions at Korean Air;
i. Crew briefing, philosophy and procedures;
j. Post accident actions at Korean Air.

Exhibits: 2A thru 2R, 12A, 13A
Questioned by: Paul Misencik/Malcolm Brenner


11. Captain Park, Pyung-Woo
Deputy Director, Flight Operations
Korean Air
Seoul, Korea

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Korean Air flight operations and management structure;
c. Management oversight responsibilities;
d. Assessment of accident flight crew and events related to the accident flight;
e. Interaction with Korean Air and MOCT POI;
f. Accident prevention actions taken by Korean Air.

Exhibits: 2A thru 2R, 12A, 13A
Questioned by: Paul Misencik/Malcolm Brenner


12. Juan Rosario
Director
Guam Civil Defense
Agana, Guam

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Guam Emergency Response Plan and the standard operating procedures, including notification system;
c. Incident Command;
d. Post-accident response to accident site;
e. Coordination with other local and federal agencies - MOUs;
f. Post-accident changes.

Exhibits: 16A, 16B, 16C, 16H, 16I
Questioned by: Gary Hammack


13. Ciriaco C. Sanchez
Deputy Fire Chief
Guam Fire Department
Agana, Guam

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. On-scene command activities;
c. Guam Fire Department Emergency Response Plan and Disaster Preparedness Plan, including notification system;
d. Equipment/Fire Truck Maintenance Plan;
e. Post-accident changes.

Exhibits: 16A, 16B, 16C, 16I
Questioned by: Gary Hammack

14. Joseph Mafnas
Deputy Chief of Police
Guam Police Department
Agana, Guam

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Officer training for emergency response;
c. Coordination with Guam Civil Defense and participation in Disaster Plan Exercise;
d. Post-accident changes.

Exhibits: 16A, 16D, 16I
Questioned by: Gary Hammack


15. Captain Mary Humphreys-Sprague
Inspector General
U.S. Navy
Southern Command
Miami, Florida

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Observation and comments regarding the events related to accident response, both initially and post-accident;
c. Navy Emergency Response Plan;
d. Interaction/participation with Guam Disaster Preparedness Plan, including notification system;
e. Post-accident changes.

Exhibits: 16A, 16D, 16E, 16F, 16I
Questioned by: Gary Hammack

(END OF SECOND DAY)


March 26, 1998

16. Nelson Spohnheimer
National Resource Engineer for Navigation
Federal Aviation Administration
Renton, Washington

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Overview of avionics construction;
c. FAA avionics design criteria;
d. Methods used for prevention of spurious or unwanted frequency interference;
e. Evaluation of Flight 801 post-accident testing;

Exhibits: 9A, 9E, 9F
Questioned by: Gregory Phillips


17. Paul Woodburn
British Airways
Chairman, ICAO, CFIT Steering Committee
London, England

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Overview of Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT)issues;
c. CFIT Training and aircraft equipment;
d. Stabilized approach philosophy and crew coordination techniques;
e. Evaluation of Flight 801 and "classic" CFIT scenario;

Exhibits: 2A thru 2R, 12A, 13A
Questioned by: Malcolm Brenner/Paul Misencik


18. Don Bateman
Chief Engineer, Flight Safety Systems
Allied Signal, Inc.
Redmond, Washington

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Overview of Ground Proximity Warning Systems (GPWS) and Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS);
c. Evaluation of Flight 801 GPWS and EGPWS simulations;
d. EGPWS availability and certification issues.

Exhibits: 2A thru 2R, 12A, 13A
Questioned by: Charlie Pereira/Malcolm Brenner


19. William Henderson
Manager
Western Flight Procedures
Development. Branch
FAA Western Pacific Regional Office
Los Angeles, California

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Overview of TERPs and application to approach criteria;
c. Certification of the Guam ILS Runway 6L approach;
d. Instrument approach charting design, limitations, information;
e. Interaction with chart vendors;
f. Approach charting quality assurance;
g. Initiatives for future charts, procedures, etc.

Exhibits: 2A, 2L, 2M, 2N, 12A, 13A
Questioned by: Paul Misencik/Gregory Feith


20. James Terpstra
Sr. Corporate Vice President
Flight Information Technology
and External Affair
Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc.
Englewood, Colorado

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Instrument approach charting design, limitations, information;
c. Interaction with FAA regarding charting information;
d. Approach charting quality assurance;
e. Initiatives for future charts, procedures, etc.

Exhibits: 2A, 2L, 2M, 2N, 12A, 13A
Questioned by: Paul Misencik/Gregory Feith


21. Captain Wallace Roberts
Former Chairman, ALPA CHIPS Committee
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
Herndon, Virginia

a. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications;
b. Review of FAA instrument approach charting design, limitations, procedures;
c. TERPS criteria used to develop instrument approach;
d. Initiatives for future charts, procedures, etc.

Exhibits: 2A, 2L, 2M, 2N, 12A, 13A
Questioned by: Paul Misencik/Gregory Feith