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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-060
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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: ISSUE A MAINTENANCE BULLETIN TO ALERT ALL AIR CARRIER INSPECTORS OF THE SHIFT CHANGEOVER PROBLEMS, AND TO INSURE THEIR AWARENESS OF THE DIFFICULTIES THAT CAN BE EXPERIENCED WHEN PROCEDURES ARE NOT FOLLOWED EXPLICITLY.
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: A MAINTENANCE BULLETIN IS BEING PREPARED FOR PUBLICATION AND WILL DIRECT ALL AIR CARRIER INSPECTORS TO PLACE EMPHASIS ON THE ADEQUACY AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SHIFT TURNOVER PROCEDURES. A MAINTENANCE BULLETIN HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE FLIGHT STANDARDS SERVICE. IT DIRECTS THE INSPECTORS TO REVIEW THEIR ASSIGNED OPERATOR'S SHIFT TURNOVER PROCEDURES FOR ADEQUACY AND TO STRESS TO THE OPERATOR THE NEED FOR PROPER IMPLEMENTATION. SUMMARY OF RESPONSE DATED 9/26/74 A MAINTENANCE BULLETIN HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE FLIGHT STANDARDS SERVICE. IT DIRECTS THE INSPECTORS TO REVIEW THEIR ASSIGNED OPERATOR'S SHIFT TURNOVER PROCEDURES FOR ADEQUACY AND TO STRESS TO THE OPERATOR THE NEED FOR PROPER IMPLEMENTATION.