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Safety Recommendation A-68-020
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Synopsis: THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD TODAY ISSUED A SUMMARY OF TESTIMONY TAKEN DURING A RECENT PUBLIC HEARING AS PART OF ITS INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF A FATAL ACCIDENT INVOLVING A LOS ANGELES AIRWAYS SIKORSKY S-61L HELICOPTER WHICH OCCURRED AT COMPTON, CALIFORNIA, ON AUGUST 14, 1968. THE 18 PASSENGERS AND THREE CREWMEMBERS WERE ALL FATALLY INJURED.
Recommendation: THE SAFETY BOARD TODAY IS RECOMMENDING TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATOR THAT HE (1) REQUIRE AN IMMEDIATE FLEET INSPECTION OF ALL SIKORSKY S-61 HELICOPTER SPINDLE UNITS; (2) ADOPT A MORE PRECISE AND FREQUENT INSPECTION TO PRECLUDE FUTURE SPINDLE UNIT FAILURES; AND (3) STUDY THE NEED FOR ESTABLISHING A RETIREMENT LIFE FOR THIS VITAL PART.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
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Accident Date: 8/14/1968
Issue Date: 8/28/1968
Date Closed: 8/28/1968
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