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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-07-101
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Synopsis: On February 7, 2006, about 2359 eastern standard time, United Parcel Service Company (UPS) flight 1307, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F, N748UP, landed at its destination airport, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after a cargo smoke indication in the cockpit. The captain, first officer, and flight engineer evacuated the airplane after landing. The flight crewmembers sustained minor injuries, and the airplane and most of the cargo were destroyed by fire after landing. The scheduled cargo flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121 on an instrument flight rules flight plan. Night visual conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.
Recommendation: TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: Require airport inspectors to ensure that Part 139 airports with cargo operations include cargo aircraft in their aircraft rescue and firefighting aircraft familiarization training programs.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA06MA022
Accident Reports: In-Flight Cargo Fire, United Parcel Service Company Flight 1307, McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F, N748UP
Report #: AAR-07-07
Accident Date: 2/7/2006
Issue Date: 12/17/2007
Date Closed: 10/12/2011
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Hazmat

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 10/12/2011
Response: The FAA indicated that AC 150/5210-17B, issued on September 23, 2009, includes language specifying that aircraft familiarization training should also include cargo aircraft expected to operate at the airport. As this completes the recommended action, Safety Recommendation A-07-101 is classified CLOSED—ACCEPTABLE ACTION.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 7/8/2011
Response: CC# 201100277: - From J. Randolph Babbitt, Administrator: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clarified section 139.319 with the release of Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5210-17B, Programs for Training of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Personnel, on September 23, 2009. The FAA has indicated that familiarization of aircraft as stated in section 139.319 refers to any type of aircraft landing at in individual airports. As a result of this change in the AC, when Airport Certification Safety Inspectors inspect the ARFF training records, they will be looking specifically for training on cargo aircraft. AC 150/521 0-17B is enclosed with the specific areas highlighted in yellow. I believe the FAA has effectively addressed this safety recommendation, and I consider our a ions complete.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 2/4/2009
Response: The FAA stated that AC 150/5210-17A already specifies that training for ARFF personnel should include familarization with aircraft expected to operate at the airport. The FAA plans to revise the AC and include language that clarifies that aircraft familiarization training should also include cargo aircraft expected to operate at the airport. Pending the revision to the AC, Safety Recommendation A-07-101 is classified OPEN -- ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 9/8/2008
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 9/18/2008 12:11:57 PM MC# 2080573: - From Robert A. Sturgell, Acting Administrator: The FAA agrees with this recommendation. AC 150/5210-17A already specifies that familiarization training for fire fighters include aircraft expected to operate at the airport. Our response to safety recommendation A-07-100 includes revising the AC by September 2008. We will include language in that change to clarify that aircraft familiarization training also includes cargo aircraft expected to operate at the airport.