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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-09-054
Synopsis: On June 28, 2008, about 2215 Pacific daylight time, an ABX Air Boeing 767-200, N799AX, operating as flight 1611 from SFO, experienced a ground fire before engine startup. The captain and the first officer evacuated the airplane through the cockpit windows and were not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The cargo flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121. At the time of the fire, the airplane was parked near a loading facility, all of the cargo to be transported on the flight had been loaded, and the doors had been shut.
Recommendation: TO ABX AIR: Modify your continuing analysis and surveillance program so that all identified chronic discrepancies, such as those affecting the oxygen system on the accident airplane, are effectively resolved.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Accident #: DCA08MA076
Accident Reports: Ground Fire Aboard Cargo Airplane, ABX Air Flight 1611, Boeing 767-200, N799AX
Report #: AAR-09-04
Accident Date: 6/28/2008
Issue Date: 7/8/2009
Date Closed: 5/27/2010
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Airborne Express, Inc. (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Oversight, System: Oxygen, Hazmat

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Airborne Express, Inc.
Date: 5/27/2010
Response: The NTSB is pleased with the revisions that ABX Air has made to its CASP/Reliability Programs, which complete the recommended action. Consequently, Safety Recommendation A-09-54 is classified CLOSED -- ACCEPTABLE ACTION. Thank you for your promptness in addressing this issue.

From: Airborne Express, Inc.
Date: 10/8/2009
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 11/5/2009 4:56:26 PM MC# 2090678: - From Daniel Hendershot, Director, Quality Control: With regards to the NTSB recommendations to ABX AIR in the report identified above ABX AIR has made the following changes to its CASP/Reliability Programs. ABX modified the Reliability Advisory Notice program in its computer tracking system to list repeat A. N.’s from 90 days to 365 days when an A. N. is created. The computer tracking system programming change was completed and the Reliability Analysis and Maintenance Planning Program (RAMP) Manual was revised.