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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-79-064
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Synopsis: DURING THE SAFETY BOARD'S INVESTIGATION OF THE UNITED AIR LINES DC-8 ACCIDENT AT PORTLAND, OREGON, ON DECEMBER 28, 1978, SEVERAL PROBLEMS WERE DISCOVERED WHICH AFFECTED ADVERSELY THE SURVIVABILITY OF THE AIRCRAFT OCCUPANTS. THE BOARD BELIEVES THAT THESE PROBLEMS ARE NOT LIMITED TO THIS PARTICULAR AIR CARRIER OR TO THIS PARTICULAR AIRCRAFT; THUS THEY MAY AFFECT PERSONS INVOLVED IN FUTURE ACCIDENTS.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: EXPEDITE THE RELEASE OF OPERATIONS REVIEW PROGRAM NOTICE NO. 13 CONTAINING THE SAFETY BOARD'S 1974 RECOMMENDATION REGARDING A POWER SOURCE FOR PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS INDEPENDENT OF THE MAIN AIRCRAFT POWER SUPPLY IN PASSENGER CARRYING AIRCRAFT.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Portland, OR, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA79AA005
Accident Reports: United Airlines, Inc., McDonnell- Douglas, DC-8-61, N8082U
Report #: AAR-79-07
Accident Date: 12/28/1978
Issue Date: 8/10/1979
Date Closed: 4/6/1981
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 4/6/1981
Response: We are pleased to learn that the faa has accepted this recommendation and advanced the operations review program notice no. 13 to notice no. 11 which was issued in december 1980. The status of this recommendation is closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 12/30/1980
Response: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION LTR: THE FAA CONCURS IN SAFETY RECOMMENDAION A-79-64 AND THE BOARD'S 1974 RECOMMENDATION, REGARDING A POWER SOURCE FOR PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS INDEPENDENT OF THE MAIN POWER SUPPLY IN PASSENGER CARRYING AIRCRAFT, WHICH IS NOW CONTAINED IN OPERATIONS REVIEW PROGRAM NOTICE NO. 11. IT WAS MOVED FROM NOTICE NO. 13 TO NOTICE NO. 11 TO EXPEDITE ITS ISSUANCE. THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE MAKING FOR NOTICE NO. 11 IS CURRENTLY IN FINAL DRAFTING COORDINATION AND ISSUANCE IS EXPECTED DURING DECEMBER 1980.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 7/9/1980
Response: The faa's response of november 23, 1979, indicated actions underway to resolve these recommendations. In order to evaluate their progress and update the public docket, we would appreciate an updated status report.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 1/4/1980
Response: The safety board appreciates the ongoing efforts of the faa to satisfy the intent of these recommendations. In the meantime, they will be classified in an open-- acceptable action status.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 11/23/1979
Response: FAA LTR: THE BOARD'S 1974 RECOMMENDATION REGARDING A POWER SOURCE FOR PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS INDEPENDENT OF THE MAIN POWER SUPPLY IN PASSENGER-CARRYING AIRCRAFT IS NOW CONTAINED IN OPERATIONS REVIEW PROGRAM NOTICE NO. 11. THIS NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE MAKING SHOULD BE ISSUED DURING DECEMBER 1979.