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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-72-219
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Synopsis: IN THE COURSE OF THE INVESTIGATION OF THE SEPTEMBER 24, 1972, ACCIDENT IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, INVOLVING CANADAIR LTD., SABRE MARK 5, N275X, THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD EXAMINED THE PILOT'S PROFICIENCY FOR THE OPERATION, THE CERTIFICATION OF EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT, AND THE ASSOCIATED REGULATORY PROVISIONS. THE AIRPORT'S ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS, WHICH HAD A DIRECT BEARING ON THE CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES OF THIS ACCIDENT, WERE ALSO CONSIDERED.
Recommendation: LIMIT THE ISSUANCE OF EXPERIMENTAL CERTIFICATES TO THOSE AIRCRAFT AND OPERATIONS THAT ARE TRULY EXPERIMENTAL IN NATURE AND RECLASSIFY THE OTHER ACTIVITIES LISTED IN FAR 21.191 IN A MANNER THAT WILL PERMIT MORE SELECTIVE REGULATORY CONTROL WITHOUT UNDULY INHIBITING THE PROMOTION OF AVIATION.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Sacramento, CA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: OAK73AP008
Accident Reports: Spectrum Air, Inc., Sabre Mark 5, N275X
Report #: AAR-73-06
Accident Date: 9/24/1972
Issue Date: 12/13/1972
Date Closed: 2/2/1979
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 2/21/1979
Response: The national transportation safety board closed the following safety recommendation by formal board action on february 2, 1979: a-72-219, dated 12/18/72, and status closed--acceptable alternate action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 1/26/1973
Response: FAA LTR: A REGULATORY PROJECT IS UNDERWAY TO SEPARATE EXHIBITION, AIR RACING AND AMATEUR BUILT AIRCRAFT FROM THE EXPERIMENTAL CATEGORY AND TO SPECIFY THE APPROPRIATE OPERATING RESTRICTIONS FOR EACH. THE FAA EXPECTS TO ISSUE AN NPRM IN THE NEAR FUTURE. NPRM ISSUED ON 8/14/74. ON 4/5/73, AC 21-13 WAS ISSUED TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND INSTRUCTIONS ON ESTABLISHING ELIGIBILITY AND SUBMITTING APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SURPLUS MILITARY AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLED FROM SPARE AND SURPLUS PARTS. ON 8/8/78, THE FAA ISSUED A NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF NPRM 74-29, WHICH WAS ISSUED ON 8/14/74.