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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-76-016
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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: ISSUE AN AD TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF ALL REARWARD-FACING FLIGHT ATTENDANT SEATS ON DC-10 AIRCRAFT UNTIL THE DEFICIENCIES OF THE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS ARE CORRECTED OR UNTIL A SUITABLE ALTERNATE RESTRAINT SYSTEM IS INSTALLED. (URGENT)
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: 3/25/1976
Date Closed: 6/16/1977
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/16/1977
Response: Closed--acceptable action by board.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 6/15/1976
Response: INVESTIGATION OF DC-10 DUAL RETRACTOR RESTRAINT SYSTEM INDICATES NONRESTRAINT IS SYSTEM IS INCORRECTLY USED. A DOUGLAS ALL OPERATORS LETTER #AOL 10-10-33 WAS ISSUED 4/6. FAA ISSUED A MESSAGE TO ALL DC-10 PRINCIPAL OPERATIONS INSPECTORS ON 3/10 TO ASSURE DISSEMINATION TO ALL FLIGHT ATTENDANTS. A NPRM AD IS BEING DEVELOPED 2/28/77 MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORPORATION AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE 76-22-06, AMENDMENT 39-2754, ISSUED EFFECTIVE 12/10/76.