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Safety Recommendation A-77-034
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Synopsis: THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD IS CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING AN ACCIDENT WHICH INVOLVED A JAPAN AIR LINES COMPANY, DOUGLAS DC8-62F (JA 8054) AT THE ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ANCHORAGE,ALASKA, ON JANUARY 13, 1977. THE AIRCRAFT WAS A CHARTER FLIGHT, TRANSPORTING A BULK CARGO OF CATTLE. IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF, WITNESSES SAW THE AIRCRAFT REACH A MAXIMUM ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 100 FEET BEFORE IT YAWED AND DESCENDED TO THE GROUND. ANOTHER ACCIDENT, IN WHICH THE AIRCRAFT WAS CARRYING BULK CATTLE, INVOLVED A CONVAIR 880 (N5865), OPERATED BY AIR TRINE CORPORATION, AT THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, MIAMI, FLORIDA, ON DECEMBER 16, 1976. IN THAT ACCIDENT, THE AIRCRAFT FAILED TO LIFT OFF THE GROUND DURING THE TAKEOFF RUN. POST-ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED THAT THE PITCH TRIM WAS NOT WITHIN THE TAKEOFF RANGE AND THAT THE AIRCRAFT GROSS WEIGHT WAS CALCULATED INCORRECTLY. BOTH OF THESE ACCIDENTS ARE STILL BEING INVESTIGATED.
Recommendation: ISSUE AN ADVISORY CIRCULAR TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR THE DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND USE OF LIVESTOCK RESTRAINING SYSTEMS AND TO INSURE THAT CARRIAGE OF LIVESTOCK WILL NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE AIRCRAFT OR THE FUNCTION OF ITS CREWMEMBERS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Anchorage, AK, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 79701
Accident Reports: Japan Airlines, Company, Ltd., McDonnel-Douglas DC-8-62F, JA 8054
Report #: AAR-78-07
Accident Date: 1/13/1977
Issue Date: 5/26/1977
Date Closed: 6/8/1978
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/8/1978
Response: Closed--acceptable alternate action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 2/21/1978
Response: FAA RESPONSE: FAA ORDER 8110.29, CARGO COMPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR AIR SHIPMENT OF LIVESTOCK WAS ISSUED 7/27/77.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 7/6/1977
Response: FAA RESPONSE: FAA ORDER 8000.20 CONTAINING GUIDELINES FOR EARLY DESIGN OF LIVESTOCK RESTRAINING SYSTEMS WAS ISSUED OCTOBER 19, 1970. THIS ORDER WAS INADVERTENTLY CANCELLED ON APRIL 30, 1975. IT HAS BEEN UPDATED RECENTLY AND DISTRIBUTED FOR COMMENT. WE EXPECT REISSUANCE WITHIN THE NEXT 90 DAYS. WE BELIEVE THAT AN UPDATED ORDER IS MORE EFFECTIVE AND PREFERABLE TO AN ADVISORY CIRCULAR.