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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-062
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Synopsis: ON DECEMBER 15, 1973, AN AIRCRAFT POOL LEASING CORPORATION SUPER CONSTELLATION L-1049H, OPERATING AS A CARGO CARRIER, CRASHED INTO A RESIDENTIAL AREA SHORTLY AFTER TAKING OFF FROM MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, MIAMI, FLORIDA. IT WAS A NONSCHEDULED CARGO FLIGHT TO CARACAS, VENEZUELA, WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO OPERATE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF 14 CFR 91D.
Recommendation: ESTABLISH A SYSTEM FOR THE PROCESSING OF AIRMEN'S MEDICAL RECORDS WHICH WILL MORE EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFY PERSONS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN DENIED A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Miami, FL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA74AZ013
Accident Reports: Aircraft Pool Leasing Corporation, Lockheed Super Constellation, L-1049H, N6917C
Report #: AAR-74-11
Accident Date: 12/15/1973
Issue Date: 8/21/1974
Date Closed: 2/20/1975
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 2/20/1975
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 9/16/1974
Response: IN THIS CASE THE ERROR WAS NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO IDENTIFICATION OF THOSE PREVIOUSLY DENIED. AS WAS NOTED, THE CASE WAS "FLAGGED" AND YET CERTIFICATES WERE SUBSEQUENTLY ISSUED. THIS HAPPENED DUE TO IMPROPER CLEARANCE OR REMOVAL OF THE "FLAG" AFTER THE CASE WAS REFERRED TO REGIONAL MEDICAL PERSONNEL. WHILE WE CONSIDER THIS A CLERICAL OR HUMAN ERROR AND NOT A SYSTEM ERROR IN THE USUAL SENSE, WE DO CONTINUALLY STRIVE TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES WITHIN THE MEDICAL CERTIFICATION SYSTEM THAT HELPS TO PREVENT OR CATCH SUCH ERRORS. THESE EFFORTS WILL CONTINUE AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SOME RATHER SIGNIFICANT SYSTEM ALTERATIONS ONCE OUR NEW CONSOLIDATED AIRMAN INFORMATION SYSTEM IS FULLY IMPLEMENTED.