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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-76-012
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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: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FAA: AMEND 14 CFR 139.67 TO REQUIRE THAT, WHERE THE ADMINISTRATOR FINDS THAT A BIRD HAZARD EXISTS, AN ECOLOGICAL STUDY BE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE MEASURES NECESSARY FOR AN EFFECTIVE BIRD-HAZARD REDUCTION PROGRAM.
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: 6/16/1977
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
Keyword(s): Wildlife

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 4/14/1978
Response: This recommendation was closed by board action June 16, 1977 based on Acceptable--Alternate Action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 6/16/1976
Response: THE STUDY AND SUBSEQUENT ANALYSES DESCRIBED IN A-76-009 MAY INDICATE A NECESSITY FOR FORMAL ECOLOGICAL STUDIES TO DETERMINE THE FACT OF ANY EXISTING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS AND METHODS FOR HAZARD REDUCTION. ANY EXPANSION OF OUR CURRENT UNDERTAKING OR EFFORTS TO REGULATE ARE LIMITED BY ECONOMIC IMPACT, FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE CAPABILITY, AND AVAILABLE FAA RESOURCES.