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Safety Recommendation A-78-002
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Synopsis: ON APRIL 4, 1977, A SOUTHERN AIRWAYS, INC., DC-9 CRASHED NEAR HOPE, GEORGIA. DURING ITS INVESTIGATION OF THE CRASH, THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD FOUND THAT NEITHER THE FORWARD NOR THE AFT FLIGHT ATTENDANT SEATS IN THE PASSENGER CABIN WERE EQUIPPED WITH SHOULDER HARNESSES. ALTHOUGH THE TWO OCCUPANTS OF THESE SEATS SURVIVED THE ACCIDENT, ONE OF THEM WAS INJURED SERIOUSLY.
Recommendation: EXPEDITE ITS REVIEW OF RECOMMENDATION A-73-40 WITH A VIEW TOWARD EARLY REQUIREMENT OF PROPERLY DESIGNED SHOULDER HARNESSES AT FLIGHT ATTENDANT STATIONS IN AIR CARRIER AIRCRAFT.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: New Hope, GA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA77AA015
Accident Reports: Southern Airways, Inc., DC-9-31, N1335U
Report #: AAR-78-03
Accident Date: 4/4/1977
Issue Date: 1/30/1978
Date Closed: 8/12/1980
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 8/12/1980
Response: The safety board has reviewed your final rule amending parts 25, 91, and 121 published at 45 fr 7755 on february 4, 1980. We note that the revisions to sections 25.785(h), 91.200(a)(1)(2), and 121.311(f) satisfy the intent of safety recommendations a-73-40 and a-78-1 which we now classify in a closed--acceptable action status.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 3/17/1978
Response: "THE SUBSTANCE OF SAFETY RECOMMENDATION A-73-40 WAS INCLUDED IN AIRWORTHINESS REVIEW PROPOSALS 8-36 AND 8-117 OF NOTICE 75-31. THE TARGET DATE FOR FINAL REGULATORY ACTION ON THESE PROPOSALS IS JUNE 30. FEDERAL REGISTER ISSUED: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1980, VOL. 45, NO. 24, PAGES 7755 AND 7756.