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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-79-066
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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: ISSUE AN AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS BULLETIN WHICH WILL PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND CRITERIA TO FAA INSPECTORS IN DETERMINING THE SCOPE, QUALITY, AND EFFECTIVENESS OF TRAINING PROGRAMS WITH RESPECT TO COMMUNICATION AND COORDINATION AMONG CREWMEMBERS.
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: 1/4/1980
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Crew Resource Management, Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 1/4/1980
Response: The safety board's is pleased that the faa expedited the issuance of operations bulletin no. 8-79-3 which emphasizes the benefits of special training in flight resource management. The bulletin fulfills the intent of the recommendation. The status of a-79-66 is now classified as closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 11/23/1979
Response: FAA LTR: AN AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS BULLETIN HAS BEEN PREPARED AND IS PRESENTLY IN FINAL COORDINATION. IT SHOULD BE PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.