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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-76-009
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Synopsis: ON NOVEMBER 12, 1975, OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS FLIGHT 032, A MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-10-30, CAUGHT FIRE DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL ON RUNWAY 13R AT JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JFK), JAMAICA, NEW YORK. THE FIRE ERUPTED IN THE AREA OF THE RIGHT ENGINE AFTER THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A FLOCK OF SEA GULLS WHICH HAD BEEN ON THE RUNWAY.
Recommendation: REQUIRE A PHYSICAL INSPECTION OF A RUNWAY AND ADJACENT AREAS AT EACH CONTROLLED AIRPORT CERTIFICATED UNDER 14 CFR 139, WHICH HAS A RECOGNIZED BIRD-HAZARD PROBLEM ON EACH OCCASION BEFORE: (A) DESIGNATING THAT RUNWAY AS THE ACTIVE RUNWAY, OR (B) ALLOWING TAKEOFFS FROM OTHER THAN THE ACTIVE RUNWAY
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Jamaica, NY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA76AZ010
Accident Reports: Overseas National Airways, Inc., Douglas DC-10-30, N1032F
Report #: AAR-76-19
Accident Date: 11/12/1975
Issue Date: 2/19/1976
Date Closed: 8/15/1978
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
Keyword(s): Wildlife

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/8/1978
Response: Closed--acceptable alternate action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/14/1978
Response: FAA LTR: THE STUDY WAS CONDUCTED. THE FINDINGS OF THE UNPUBLISHED STUDY WERE INCORPORATED INTO FAA ORDER 5200.6 "GUIDELINES FOR THE NATIONAL PLAN ON BIRD HAZARD DETECTION AND CONTROL" DATED 11/15/76 WHICH IS BEING IMPLEMENTED BY ALL REGIONS.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 6/16/1976
Response: FAA LTR: DETERMINATION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A "RECOGNIZED BIRD HAZARD" IS COMPLEX. WE HAVE INITIATED A STUDY TO IDENTIFY THOSE AIRPORTS WHICH HAVE LARGE CONCENTRATIONS OF BIRDS WHICH COULD BE A HAZARD. STUDY TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN NINE MONTHS.