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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-77-018
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Synopsis: ON AUGUST 6, 1976, AN AIR CHICAGO FREIGHT AIRLINES, INC., NORTH AMERICAN TB-25N, N9446Z, OPERATING WITH A LIMITED CATEGORY AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE, CRASHED WHILE ATTEMPTING AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT MIDWAY AIRPORT, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD'S INVESTIGATION OF THE ACCIDENT INDICATED THAT CORRECTIVE ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF A SIMILAR ACCIDENT.
Recommendation: EXPAND THE PROGRAM CURRENTLY IN EFFECT IN YOUR SOUTHERN REGION TO INCLUDE VINTAGE AND MILITARY SURPLUS AIRCRAFT AND ROTORCRAFT, AND EXPAND THE PROGRAM TO INCLUDE ALL FAA REGIONS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA76AZ033
Accident Reports: Air Chicago Freight Airlines, Inc., North American TB-25N, N9446Z
Report #: AAR-77-03
Accident Date: 8/6/1976
Issue Date: 4/21/1977
Date Closed: 1/5/1978
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 1/31/1978
Response: This is to advise that the ntsb by formal board action on january 5, 1978, has closed out the following safety recommendation: a-77-18, dated 5-4-77, criteria closed--unacceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 7/7/1977
Response: FAA LTR: THE HIGH PRIORITY SPECIAL SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM BY THE FAA SOUTHERN REGION WAS GENERATED BY A SERIES OF ACCIDENTS SPANNING A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD. THIS EFFORT INVOLVED APPROXIMATELY 85 LARGE AIRPLANES WHICH WERE ENGAGED IN CARRYING PASSENGERS AND CARGO. THE FAA DIVERTED MANPOWER FROM OTHER IMPORTANT SAFETY FUNCTIONS TO ACCOMPLISH THIS TASK. WE DO NOT BELIEVE THE SINGLE ACCIDENT INVOLVING THE B-25 WARRANTS THE CONCENTRATED EFFORTS BEING MADE IN THE SOUTHERN REGION UNLESS A DEFINITE TREND OF NONCOMPLIANCE OF SIGNIFICANTLY LARGER PROPORTIONS WERE TO DEVELOP.