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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-76-062
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Synopsis: ON MARCH 11, 1976, THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD COMPLETED ITS PUBLIC HEARING INTO THE OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS, INC., ACCIDENT OF NOVEMBER 12, 1975. DURING THAT ACCIDENT, THE CREW OF A MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-10-30F REJECTED TAKEOFF FROM JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AFTER A NUMBER OF LARGE BIRDS WERE INGESTED INTO THE NO. 3 ENGINE. ONE OF THE BASIC ISSUES IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE CATASTROPHIC DISINTEGRATION OF THE ENGINE.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FAA: UNTIL THE CF6 ENGINE IS MODIFIED, REQUIRE THAT A BIRD PATROL SWEEP RUNWAYS AT ALL AIRPORTS WHICH HAVE RECOGNIZED BIRD PROBLEMS AND ARE SERVED BY CF6-POWERED AIRCRAFT. THE SWEEP SHOULD BE MADE BEFORE A RUNWAY IS PUT INTO OPERATION FOR CF6-POWERED AIRCRAFT AND AT SUFFICIENT INTERVALS THEREAFTER TO ASSURE THAT A BIRD HAZARD DOES NOT EXIST. (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: 4/1/1976
Date Closed: 9/29/1978
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Wildlife

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 9/29/1978
Response: CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 9/22/1976
Response: In view of the dynamic structural testing conducted by general electric to demonstrate the effectiveness of the changes now being implemented by airworthiness directives, we do not believe that a requirement for further bird testing would be justified.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 7/26/1976
Response: . . . . Notices of proposed rule making have been issued specifying that the modification of inservice engines commence immediately with a scheduled completion date of June 1, 1977, for CF6-50 model and July 1, 1977, for the CF6-6 model engines. The modification is being incorporated in all new production engines. We believe that the action described above satisfies the intent of the recommendations.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/26/1976
Response: This is to keep you apprised of developments with regard to your safety recommendations a-76-59 thru 64, as requested in your letter of April 9. As a first step, a general notice was developed and transmitted to all regions to implement a 60-day special emphasis program designed to identify airports having bird problems and to initiate action directed at alleviating the hazards at these airports. The genot included a list of available publications to assist field personnel in the formulation of local programs. A copy of this genot is enclosed. We will keep you informed of further developments.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/2/1976
Response: The faa has a current, on-going program to identify those airports having bird problems and to seek most viable means of reducing or eliminating any associated hazards. A special agency task force was established march 12 to pursue this program. A series of meetings are planned with airport operators, the air transport association, the airport operators council international, and the airlines to review bird problems experienced in the past and to solicit recommendations for future actions. The faa will determine which techniques appear to be the most effective and feasible and will develop a national plan of implementation.