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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-081
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Synopsis: ON DECEMBER 17, 1973, IBERIA AIR LINES FLIGHT 933, A DC-10-30, WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT AT LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. THE CAPTAIN WAS CONDUCTING AN ILS APPROACH TO RUNWAY 33L WHEN THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK AN APPROACH LIGHT STANCHION AND CRASHED ON THE AIRPORT. THE SKY WAS OBSCURED AND VISIBILITY WAS RESTRICTED BY MODERATE RAIN AND FOG.
Recommendation: MODIFY INITIAL AND RECURRENT PILOT TRAINING PROGRAMS AND TESTS TO INCLUDE A DEMONSTRATION OF THE APPLICANT'S KNOWLEDGE OF WIND SHEAR AND ITS EFFECT ON AN AIRCRAFT'S FLIGHT PROFILE, AND OF PROPER PILOTING TECHNIQUES NECESSARY TO COUNTER SUCH EFFECTS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA74AZ014
Accident Reports: Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana, (Iberian Airlines) McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30, EC CBN
Report #: AAR-74-14
Accident Date: 12/17/1973
Issue Date: 9/6/1974
Date Closed: 9/16/1976
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Low Level Windshear, Training and Education, Weather, Wind

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 9/16/1976
Response: Closed-acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 11/19/1974
Response: WE PLAN TO REEMPHASIZE TO OUR INSPECTOR PERSONNEL THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER FLIGHT TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING THE CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF RATES OF DESCENT, THRUST, AND ALTITUDE DURING APPROACHES. THEY WILL ALSO BE ASKED TO REVIEW THE CARRIERS' TRAINING PROGRAMS AND, WHERE INADEQUATE, REQUEST MODIFICATION TO INCLUDE THIS MATERIAL. WHEN INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON ALL ASPECTS OF WIND SHEAR, WE WILL CONSIDER ISSUING AN ADVISORY CIRCULAR.