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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-72-221
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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: ESTABLISH ADDITIONAL AIR SHOW SEPARATION CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY IN OTHER THAN DESIGNATED SPECTATOR AREAS TO INSURE THAT THE OVERALL SUITABILITY OF AN AIRPORT FOR AIRSHOWS IS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable 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: 9/16/1976
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 9/1/1975
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 1/26/1973
Response: FAA LTR: ACTION IS UNDERWAY TO UPDATE AIR SHOW GUIDE LINES AND POLICY. FAA FULLY RECOGNIZE THAT EVERY AIRPORT ENVIRONMENT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR AIR SHOWS. THIS WILL BE GIVEN SPECIAL EMPHASIS. FAA ISSUED HANDBOOK 8440.5A ON 3/19/75.