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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-75-001
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Synopsis: DURING ITS PUBLIC HEARING INTO THE PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS BOEING 707 ACCIDENT AT PAGO PAGO, THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD HEARD TESTIMONY FROM THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WHICH PERTAINED GENERALLY TO THE CERTIFICATION OF AIRPORTS, AND SPECIFICALLY TO THE CERTIFICATION OF THE AIRPORT AT PAGO PAGO. THIS TESTIMONY REVEALED THAT NO DETERMINATION OF THE ADEQUACY OF MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY AIRPORT EMERGENCY PLANS IS REQUIRED BY THE FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS WHEN AN AIRPORT IS CERTIFICATED.
Recommendation: AMEND 14 CFR 139.55(B)(2) TO PRESCRIBE MINIMUM LEVELS OF MEDICAL SERVICE PROVISIONS SIMILAR TO THOSE PROVIDED FOR IN ADVISORY CIRCULAR 150/5210.2 TO INSURE THAT MASS CASUALTIES RESULTING FROM AN AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT CAN BE ADEQUATELY HANDLED AND SATISFACTORILY TREATED.
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: 1/2/1975
Date Closed: 9/28/1978
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 9/29/1978
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 7/14/1978
Response: The amendment to part 139, which expanded the medical servicerequirements, was published in the federal register march 17, 1977, copy enclosed. The amendment specified that the airport operators would have until october 18, 1977, to comply with this requirement. The regions have stated, by letters, that the airport operators are in compliance with the amendment. The faa believes that the requirements of recommendation a-75-1 have been met by the above action. Other than continuing the procedures established we plan no further action on the recommendation at this time.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 2/26/1975
Response: FAA LTR: FAA CONCURRED WITH THE RECOMMENDATION AND ISSUED NPRM 76-6. 7/14/78 - FAA LTR: THE AMENDMENT TO PART 139 WHICH EXPANDED THE MEDICAL SERVICE REQUIREMENTS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER ON 3/17/77.