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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-76-063
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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: ADVISE ALL OPERATORS, DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN, OF CF-6 ENGINES OF THE CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES OF FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE AND THE NEED FOR APPROPRIATE CAUTION TO AVOID SUCH DAMAGE. (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: 5/21/1976
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 2/2/1979
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 immediatelywith 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 recommendation 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: We will advise all operators, domestic and foreign, of cf6 engines of the catastrophic consequences of foreign object damage and the need for appropriate caution to avoid such damage.