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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-76-015
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Synopsis: ON NOVEMBER 12, 1975, AN OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS, INC., (ONA) DC-10 CAUGHT FIRE DURING AN ABORTED TAKEOFF AT THE JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN NEW YORK. THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD'S INVESTIGATION OF THIS ACCIDENT HAS REVEALED THAT AN UNSAFE SEATBELT RESTRAINT SYSTEM IS BEING USED ON REARWARD-FACING FLIGHT ATTENDANT SEATS ON THE DC-10 AIRCRAFT.
Recommendation: RESCIND THE TECHNICAL STANDARD ORDER (TSO) APPROVING THE AMERICAN SAFETY, INC., DUAL RETRACTOR RESTRAINT SYSTEM UNTIL IT IS MODIFIED SO THAT THE SEATBELT CANNOT RELEASE INADVERTENTLY. (URGENT)
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: 3/25/1976
Date Closed: 3/10/1977
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/27/1977
Response: This is to inform you that the ntsb, by formal board action, has closed out the following safety recommendation: a-76-15, dated 3-8-76 criteria- closed--acceptable alternate action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 6/15/1976
Response: WE CONSIDER TECHNICAL STANDARD ORDER (TSO) C-22 SATISFACTORY. THE AMERICAN SAFETY DUAL RETRACTOR SYSTEM FULLY COMPLIES WITH THE MINIMUM STANDARDS OF THE TSO. THE FAA BELIEVES THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE TSO.