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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-71-029
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Synopsis: AS A RESULT OF A RECENT INCIDENT INVOLVING A BOEING 747 WHICH ENCOUNTERED SEVERE TURBULENCE, SIX PASSENGERS AND ONE STEWARDESS WERE HOSPITALIZED, AND 15 PASSENGERS AND ONE STEWARDESS WERE TREATED FOR MINOR INJURIES. ALL INJURIES WERE THE RESULT OF THE SEVERE TURBULENCE ENCOUNTERED WHILE CLIMBING THROUGH FLIGHT LEVEL 280 AT AN INDICATED AIR SPEED OF 280 KNOTS.
Recommendation: THE FAA ADVISE MEDICAL FACILITIES SERVING AIRPORTS TO STOCK NARROW "CARRYING BOARDS" OR NARROW STRETCHERS THAT CAN BE EASILY USED IN THE SPACE OF AN AIR CARRIER PASSENGER COMPARTMENT AISLE TO FACILITATE REMOVAL OF NON-AMBULATORY PATIENTS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Nantucket, MA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: NYC71AN054
Accident Reports: Pan American World Airways, Inc., Boeing 747-121, N739PA
Report #: AAR-72-14
Accident Date: 11/4/1970
Issue Date: 4/7/1971
Date Closed: 5/24/1971
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/7/1971
Response: FAA WILL INCLUDE ITEM IN OPERATIONS BULLETIN AND HAVE FAA INSPECTORS RECOMMEND THAT OPERATORS STOCK NARROW STRETCHERS AT ALL STATIONS SERVED BY NARROW-AISLE AIRCRAFT.