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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-73-017
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Synopsis: THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD'S INVESTIGATION OF A RECENT FATAL ACCIDENT INVOLVING A BEECHCRAFT MODEL 18, N310WA, INDICATES THAT A FATIGUE FAILURE OCCURRED IN THE ELLIPTICAL LOWER CAP OF THE RIGHT WINGSPAR AT WING STATION 81. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED ON APRIL 19, 1973, WHEN THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED DURING AN APPROACH TO LAND AT THE DAVENPORT, IOWA, AIRPORT. ALL OF THE SIX PEOPLE ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT WERE KILLED.
Recommendation: CONSIDER A REQUIREMENT FOR THE INCORPORATION OF ONE OF SEVERAL APPROVED AND AVAILABLE KITS TO REINFORCE THE WINGSPARS ON ALL BEECH MODEL 18 AIRCRAFT, WHICH WOULD EXEMPT THEM FROM FURTHER INSPECTION, IF THE FAA IS UNABLE TO IMPLEMENT EFFECTIVELY RECOMMENDATION NO. 1.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Davenport, IA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: MKC73AK064
Accident Reports: Air Iowa, Inc.; Flight 333‚Äč
Report #: AAR-73-18
Accident Date: 4/19/1973
Issue Date: 4/25/1973
Date Closed: 6/26/1973
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/26/1973
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/25/1973
Response: AMENDED AD 72-20-5 REQUIRES WITHIN 600 HOURS THAT WING STATIONS 73 AND 81 BE MODIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH BEECH KITS 18-4024 AND 791, AND WITHIN 2,000 HOURS, BUT NOT LATER THAN MAY 1, 1975, THAT WING STATIONS 32, 57 AND 64 BE MODIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH BEECH KITS 18-4024 AND 791 OR AN APPROVED EQUIVALENT.