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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-063
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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: PROVIDE IN YOUR CURRENT PROGRAM MORE EFFECTIVE GUIDELINES TO AME'S BY WHICH TO IDENTIFY SUBTLE, DISQUALIFYING AILMENTS, SUCH AS ALCOHOLISM AND NERVOUS CONDITIONS AND CONDUCT PERIODIC SEMINARS TO EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF SUCH FACTORS.
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: THIS ALSO ALREADY AN ONGOING PROGRAM. AMES ATTENDING FAA AVIATION MEDICAL SEMINARS ARE USUALLY INSTRUCTED BY SEVERAL SPEAKERS AS TO SUBTLETIES IN HISTORY TAKING AND CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS THAT HELP TO IDENTIFY ALCOHOL PROBLEMS AND LATENT DISEASE PROCESSES. THE TENDENCY FOR SOME AIRMEN TO FALSIFY OR COVER UP IS INVARIABLY DISCUSSED. IN THE FUTURE, A CAUTION ABOUT PRESIGNING OF MEDICAL CERTIFICATES WILL BE ADDED.