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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-124
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Synopsis: ON OCTOBER 28, 1973, A PIEDMONT AIRLINES BOEING 737-222, OVERRAN THE DEPARTURE END OF RUNWAY 14 ON THE GREENSBORO-HIGH POINT-WINSTON- SALEM REGIONAL AIRPORT, IN GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA. FIVE PERSONS WERE INJURED, AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS DAMAGED SUBSTANTIALLY.
Recommendation: AMEND 14 CFR 135.138 TO REQUIRE ADEQUATE TESTING WITH RESPECT TO KNOWLEDGE OF THE HYDROPLANING PHENOMENA AND ASSOCIATED OPERATING TECHNIQUES TO BE USED WHEN HYDROPLANING CONDITIONS ARE ENCOUNTERED UNEXPECTEDLY.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Greensboro, NC, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 81276
Accident Reports: Piedmont Airlines, Boeing 737, N751N
Report #: AAR-74-07
Accident Date: 10/28/1973
Issue Date: 1/10/1975
Date Closed: 6/22/1978
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/5/1978
Response: FAA LTR: PART 135, OPERATIONS BULLETIN 75-1 IN APPENDIX 2 OF THE FAA ORDER 8430.1A, COMMUTER AND V/STOL AIR CARRIER HANDBOOK, WAS ISSUED ON MARCH 3, 1975. THIS BULLETIN DIRECTS PRINCIPAL OPERATIONS INSPECTORS TO EMPHASIZE THE SUBJECT OF HYDROPLANING PHENOMENA TO THEIR ASSIGNED AIR CARRIERS LIKELY TO ENCOUNTER THE PROBLEM; AND IN ADDITION, ENSURE THAT THE PROBLEM IS COVERED IN THE CARRIER'S PILOT TRAINING PROGRAM.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 1/14/1975
Response: FAA LTR: WITH RESPECT TO AIR TAXI OPERATIONS UNDER PART 135, THE CURRENT REGULATIONS INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR AN OPERATING MANUAL WHICH NORMALLY WOULD INCLUDE PROCEDURES FOR PILOTS APPROPRIATE TO THE TYPE OF OPERATION CONDUCTED INCLUDING OPERATIONS ON WET RUNWAYS. STEPS WILL BE TAKEN TO EMPHASIZE THE SUBJECT OF HYDROPLANING PEHNOMENA IN THEIR PILOT TRAINING PROGRAMS. TWO ADVISORY CIRCULARS, ISSUED IN 1965 AND 1969, PROVIDE INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES APPLICABLE TO ALL PILOTS WITH REGARD TO HYDROPLANING ON WET RUNWAYS. BASED ON THE SUCCESS OF THE TRIAL APPLICATION PROGRAM DISCUSSED ABOVE, THE FAA WILL CONSIDER AN AMENDMENT TO PART 135 AS PROPOSED BY THE BOARD.