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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-72-143
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Synopsis: A PAN AMERICAN BOEING 747 STRUCK THE APPROACH LIGHT STRUCTURE (ALS) FOR RUNWAY 19L WHILE TAKING OFF FROM RUNWAY 01R AT THE SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE CREW CONTINUED THE TAKEOFF, AND AFTER AN INFLIGHT INSPECTION FOR DAMAGE, DUMPED FUEL AND RETURNED FOR A LANDING AT SAN FRANCISCO. TWO PASSENGERS WERE INJURED DURING THE IMPACT WITH THE ALS AND EIGHT OTHERS SUSTAINED SERIOUS BACK INJURIES DURING THE EVACUATION AFTER THE LANDING.
Recommendation: THE FAA TAKE ADDITIONAL STEPS TO ENSURE THAT ALL CABIN CREWMEMBERS ARE PROPERLY INFORMED REGARDING THE SAFETY EQUIPMENT INSTALLED IN THE CABIN AND THAT THE EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT USED FOR PASSENGER DEMONSTRATION IS THE SAME AS THAT PROVIDED FOR THE PASSENGERS' USE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 79468
Accident Reports: Pan American World Airways, Inc., Boeing 747, N747PA, Flight 845
Report #: AAR-72-17
Accident Date: 7/30/1971
Issue Date: 5/24/1972
Date Closed: 12/3/1975
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 10/6/1972
Response: THEY ARE TAKING ACTION TO REVIEW AND EVALUATE EACH CARRIER'S OPERATIONS MANUAL AND PROCEDURES TO ENSURE THAT THE REQUIREMENTS OF FAR SECTIONS 121.571 AND 121.573 ARE BEING MET IN AN ACCEPTABLE MANNER.