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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-76-013
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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: REVISE FAA FORM 5280-3, AIRPORT CERTIFICATION SAFETY INSPECTION, TO INCLUDE MORE DETAILED CRITERIA FOR USE BY AIRPORT CERTIFICATION SPECIALISTS TO EVALUATE THE BIRD HAZARD POTENTIAL AT AN AIRPORT. THESE CRITERIA SHOULD INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, MIGRATORY PATTERNS, LOCAL ATTRACTANTS, AND AIRPORT FEATURES LIKELY TO ATTRACT BIRDS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable 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: 5/20/1981
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Wildlife

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 5/20/1981
Response: We have examined the revised and expanded version of faa form 5280.3, airport certification safety inspection. We are pleased to note that the revision includes more detailed criteria for use of airport certification specialists in evaluating the bird hazard potential. Safety recommendation a-76-13 is now classified in a Closed--Acceptable Action status.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/1/1981
Response: THE FAA HAS NOW COMPLETED ITS WORK ON THE EXPANDED FAA FORM 5280-3, AIRPORT CERTIFICATION SAFETY INSPECTION. THIS REVISED VERSION INCLUDES MORE DETAILED CRITERIA FOR USE BY AIRPORT CERTIFICATION SPECIALISTS IN EVALUATING THE BIRD HAZARD POTENTIAL AT AN AIRPORT.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 3/20/1981
Response:

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/14/1978
Response: THE EXPANSION OF FAA FORM 5280.3 TO INCLUDE MORE DETAILED CRITERIA FOR USE BY AIRPORT CERTIFICATION SPECIALISTS IN EVALUATING THE BIRD HAZARD POTENTIAL AT AN AIRPORT, SHOULD BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE NEXT 60 DAYS. A COPY OF THE REVISED FORM WILL BE FURNISHED TO THE BOARD WHEN AVAILABLE.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 6/16/1976
Response: CONCURRENTLY WITH STUDIES INITIATED ON BIRD HAZARDS, WE WILL REVISE FAA FORM 5280.3, AIRPORT CERTIFICATION SAFETY INSPECTION, TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO CERTIFICATION INSPECTORS ON BIRD HAZARDS. WE EXPECT TO COMPLETE THE REVISION CONCURRENT WITH THE STUDY IDENTIFIED IN A-76-009.