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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-73-014
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Synopsis: A MOHAWK AIRLINES, INC., FH-227B, CRASHED INTO AN OCCUPIED HOUSE 3.5 MILES SOUTH OF ALBANY COUNTY AIRPORT, NEW YORK, AT 2048 E.S.T, MARCH 3, 1972. FOURTEEN PASSENGERS, TWO PILOTS, AND ONE OCCUPANT OF THE HOUSE DIED IN THE ACCIDENT. THIRTY-ONE PASSENGERS, THE STEWARDESS, AND FOUR OCCUPANTS OF THE HOUSE WERE INJURED. THE AIRCRAFT AND THE HOUSE WERE DESTROYED.
Recommendation: THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TAKE ACTION TO ENSURE THAT THE ARMING OF THE EMERGENCY CABIN LIGHTING BE INCLUDED IN CHECKLISTS USED BEFORE EACH TAKEOFF AND LANDING.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Albany, NY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA72AZ009
Accident Reports: Mohawk Airlines, Inc., Fairchild Hiller FH-227B, N7818M
Report #: AAR-73-08
Accident Date: 3/3/1972
Issue Date: 5/18/1973
Date Closed: 8/13/1973
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 6/20/1973
Response: TO THE BEST OF THEIR KNOWLEDGE, ALL AIR CARRIERS NOW HAVE AN ITEM ON THE COCKPIT CHECKLIST CALLING FOR ARMING THE EMERGENCY CABIN LIGHTS. HOWEVER, THEY HAVE REQUESTED THEIR REGIONS TO ENSURE THAT ALL AIR CARRIER COCKPIT CHECKLISTS ARE IN COMPLIANCE.