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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-059
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Synopsis: ON JULY 8, 1974, THE NO. 1 ENGINE'S CORE COWL SEPARATED IN FLIGHT ON A MCDONNELL-DOUGLAS DC-10, N60NA, WHILE IT WAS EN ROUTE FROM MIAMI, FLORIDA, TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD'S INVESTIGATION OF THE ACCIDENT INDICATES THAT CORRECTIVE ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF SIMILAR ACCIDENTS.
Recommendation: REVIEW NATIONAL AIRLINE'S IMPLEMENTATION OF THEIR MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES AND REQUIRE CHANGES AS NECESSARY TO THE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION PROCEDURES RELATIVE TO MAINTENANCE SHIFT CHANGES OR OTHER SIMILAR WORK INTERRUPTIONS IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT ALL REQUIRED INSPECTIONS ARE PERFORMED.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Tampa, FL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: MIA75AM002
Accident Reports: National Airlines, Inc., McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10, N60NA
Report #: AAR-74-09
Accident Date: 7/8/1974
Issue Date: 8/8/1974
Date Closed: 11/27/1974
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 8/14/1974
Response: DETAILS ON NATIONAL AIRLINES' IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS SHIFT TURNOVER PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN REQUESTED FROM THEIR SOUTHERN REGION HEADQUARTERS IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA. THE REVIEW HAS BEEN COMPLETED. NALHAS REVISED THEIR SHIFT TURNOVER PROCEDURES. NAL ALSO PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE WHICH SPEAKS TO SHIFT CHANGES AND WORK INTERRUPTIONS AS A UNIQUE AND DANGEROUS CHARACTERISTIC OF AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE. IT STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF WRITTEN TURNOVER ACTION AS WELL AS REQUIRED PERSON-TO-PERSON CONTACTS. SUMMARY OF RESPONSE DATED 9/26/74 THE REVIEW HAS BEEN COMPLETED. NAL HAS REVISED THEIR SHIFT TURNOVER PROCEDURES. NAL ALSO PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE WHICH SPEAKS TO SHIFT CHANGES AND WORK INTERRUPTIONS AS A UNIQUE AND DANGEROUS CHARACTERISTIC OF AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE. IT STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF WRITTEN TURNOVER ACTION AS WELL AS REQUIRED PERSON-TO-PERSON CONTACTS.