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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-104
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Synopsis: ON JANUARY 31, 1974, PAN AMERICAN FLIGHT 806, A B-707-321B(A), CRASHED NEAR PAGO PAGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AMERICAN SAMOA. THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD'S INVESTIGATION OF THE ACCIDENT DISCLOSED A SITUATION WHICH WARRANTS A CHANGE IN A FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATION TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS.
Recommendation: AMEND 14 CFR 121.439 TO REQUIRE THAT A CHECK AIRMAN (1) OBSERVE A PILOT AS HE PERFORMS THE THREE TAKEOFFS AND THREE LANDINGS SPECIFIED FOR RECENT EXPERIENCE, AND (2) CERTIFY THAT THE PILOT IS QUALIFIED AND PROFICIENT TO RETURN TO HIS ASSIGNED STATUS. IN ADDITION, THE CHECK AIRMAN SHOULD REQUIRE A PILOT TO PERFORM ANY MANEUVERS NECESSARY TO CERTIFY PERFORMANCE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Pago Pago, American Samoa
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 79463
Accident Reports: Pan American World Airways, Inc., Boeing 707-321-B, N454PA (Revised)
Report #: AAR-77-07
Accident Date: 1/31/1974
Issue Date: 11/8/1974
Date Closed: 10/12/1978
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 10/12/1978
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 12/18/1974
Response: (75/03/12) THE DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR AGREES WITH THE RECOMMENDATION AND HAS DIRECTED THAT A REGULATORY PROJECT BE ESTABLISHED TO AMEND SECTION 121.439 OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS AS YOU HAVE PROPOSED.