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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-70-012
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Synopsis: ON DECEMBER 24, 1968, ALLEGHENY AIRLINES FLIGHT 736, A CONVAIR 580, N5802, CRASHED AT APPROXIMATELY 2012 E.S.T., WHILE EXECUTING AN INSTRUMENT APPROACH TO RUNWAY 32 AT THE BRADFORD REGIONAL AIRPORT, BRADFORD, PENNSYLVANIA. THERE WERE 20 FATALITIES AMONG THE 47 PERSONS ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT.
Recommendation: 1. THE BOARD URGED THE FAA TO EXPEDITE THE INSTALLATION OF ILS AT QUALIFIED FIELDS CURRENTLY EQUIPPED WITH NON-PRECISION APPROACHES WITHIN THE LIMITS OF AVAILABLE RESOURCES, AND 2. TO CONSIDER INSTALLATION OF APPROACH LIGHTS TO IMPROVE SAFETY OF NON-PRECISION INSTRUMENT APPROACHES AT THOSE AIRPORTS WHERE THE INSTALLATION OF A FULL ILS IS NOT FEASIBLE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Bradford, PA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA69A0007
Accident Reports: Allegheny Airlines, Inc., Convair 580
Report #: AAR-70-04
Accident Date: 12/24/1968
Issue Date: 3/4/1970
Date Closed: 3/23/1970
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 3/10/1970
Response: 1. THEIR GOAL IS "TO PROVIDE NON-VISUAL VERTICAL AND LATERAL GUIDANCE EQUIPMENT FOR ALL RUNWAYS SERVING AIR CARRIER TURBOJET AIRCRAFT OR WHERE WEATHER OR SAFETY OF FLIGHT CONDITIONS WARRANT. THIS PROGRAM HAS ALREADY COMMENCED WITH THE INSTALLATION OF 10 AIRBORNE INSTRUMENT LABORATORIES "TURNKEY" ILS'S AT AIR CARRIER LOCATIONS PLUS THE ADDITIONAL PURCHASE OF APPROXIMATELY 100 ILS'S. 2. THEIR CRITERIA PROVIDES THAT "AIRPORTS WITH A NON-PRECISION APPROACH AID AND ACTIVITY LEVELS OF 300 OR MORE ANNUAL INSTRUMENT APPROACHES OR 2,725 ANNUAL PASSENGER ORIGINATIONS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A MEDIUM INTENSITY APPROACH LIGHTING SYSTEM (MAIS), PROVIDED VISIBILITY MINIMUMS WILL BE REDUCED." THESE POLICIES ARE REFLECTED IN AIRWAY PLANNING STANDARD NO. 1 EFFECTIVE 12/19/69.