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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-73-018
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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: PROMULGATE AN ADVANCE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE MAKING SOLICITING INDUSTRY VIEWS ON THE PRACTICABILITY OF LICENSING AIRCRAFT RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNICIANS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate 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: 9/16/1976
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 9/16/1976
Response: Closed--acceptable alternate action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/25/1973
Response: THE FAA IS STUDYING THIS RECOMMENDATION. THE BOARD WILL BE ADVISED. 5/4/76 THE FAA APPROVED PROJECT NO. FS-74-126-R. THE FAA CONCLUDED THAT LICENSING WAS NOT THE ANSWER, AND IN LIEU INSTITUTED A MORE DIRECT POLICY OF SUPERVISION AND TRAINING.FAA ISSUED AC 43.3.