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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-82-155
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Synopsis: ON JANUARY 23, 1982, WORLD AIRWAYS, INC., FLIGHT 30H, A MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-10-30, WAS A REGULARLY SCHEDULED PASSENGER FLIGHT FROM OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, WITH AN EN ROUTE STOP AT NEWARK, NEW JERSEY. FOLLOWING A NONPRECISION INSTRUMENT APPROACH TO RUNWAY 15R AT BOSTON-LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 2,500 FEET BEYOND THE DISPLACED THRESHOLD OF THE RUNWAY, LEAVING 6,691 FEET REMAINING ON WHICH TO STOP. ABOUT 1936:40, THE AIRPLANE VEERED TO AVOID THE APPROACH LIGHT PIER AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY AND SLID INTO THE SHALLOW WATER OF BOSTON HARBOR. THE NOSE SECTION SEPARATED FROM THE FORWARD FUSELAGE AFTER THE AIRPLANE DROPPED ONTO THE SHORE EMBANKMENT. OF THE 212 PERSONS ON BOARD, 2 ARE MISSING AND PRESUMED DEAD. THE OTHERS EVACUATED THE AIRPLANE SAFELY, BUT WITH SOME INJURIES. THE REPORTED WEATHER WAS A MEASURED 800-FOOT OVERCAST, 2 1/2 MILE VISIBILITY, LIGHT RAIN AND FOG, TEMPERATURE 35 DEGREES, AND WIND 165 DEGREES AT 3 KNS. THE WET RUNWAY WAS COVERED WITH HARD-PACKED SNOW AND A COATING OF RAIN AND/OR GLAZED ICE.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: CONVENE AN INDUSTRY-GOVERNMENT GROUP TO DEVELOP STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR PILOT BRAKING ACTION ASSESSMENTS AND GUIDANCE FOR PILOT BRAKING ACTION REPORTS FOR INCORPORATION INTO PILOT TRAINING PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS MANUALS. (Supersedes Safety Recommendations A-74-119 through -121 and A-76-136 and -137)
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: BOSTON, MA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA82AA013
Accident Reports: World Airways, Inc., Flight 30H, McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF, N113WA
Report #: SIR-83-02
Accident Date: 1/23/1982
Issue Date: 12/23/1982
Date Closed: 4/1/1988
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Flightcrew,Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 4/1/1988
Response: The FAA's last response to Safety Recommendation A-82-155 was included in an April 1, 1983, letter and referred to the Joint Aviation/Industry Landing and Takeoff Performance Task Group formed in late 1981 and comprised of members representing the manufactures, the air carriers, and the pilot organizations. While the Safety Board acknowledges the activities of this task group, the FAA has not provided any evidence of progress during the past 4 years toward the standardization and dissemination of guidance material to improve the understanding and objectivity of the pilot braking action reports. Since the FAA has not been responsive to Safety Recommendations A-82-155 and -168, they are being reclassified as "Closed--Unacceptable Action."

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 12/14/1983
Response: We acknowledge the FAA's contention that the Joint Aviation/Industry Landing and Takeoff Performance Group which was formed to review the recommendations which evolved from the November 1981 Take Off Performance Requirements Conference would be an appropriate body to undertake the actions described in Safety Recommendations A-82-155 and -169. In so far as we are aware, however, there has been no on-going activity by the group nor have we been apprised of any definitive programs or plans to address the concerns of the subject recommendations. We will, therefore, classify Safety Recommendations A-82-155 and -169 as "Open--Unacceptable Action" pending some assurance from FAA that these concerns are receiving positive attention by the task group. We would view a defined program and a program schedule to constitute such assurance.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/1/1983
Response: FAA LETTER: WE HAVE ALREADY TAKEN ACTION ON RECOMMENDATIONS A-82-155 AND A-82-169. IN FACT, PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS, THE FAA CONVENED THE "TRANSPORT AIRPLANE TAKEOFF PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS CONFERENCE" IN NOVEMBER 1981 IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. THIS WAS A PUBLIC TECHNICAL CONFERENCE ATTENDED BY INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT, AND FOREIGN AVIATION AUTHORITY PERSONNEL. WE BELIEVE THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE AGENDA ITEMS DISCUSSED AT THE CONFERENCE, THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN (AIA) OFFERED TO FORM A BROAD-BASED INDUSTRY STUDY GROUP TO REVIEW THE RESULTS OF THAT CONFERENCE AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDING TO THE FAA. IN ADDITION, THEY ARE REVIEWNG THE BOARD'S RECOMMENDATIONS. WE ACCEPTED THEIR OFFER; AND HENCE, THE JOINT AVIATION/INDUSTRY LANDING AND TAKEOFF PERFORMANCE TASK GROUP WAS FORMED. IT HAS HELD ITS SECOND MEETING AND WE UNDERSTAND IT IS MAKING PROGRESS. THE TASK GROUP INCLUDES MEMBERS FROM AIA, AIR LINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION, AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, FLIGHT SAFETY FOUNDATION, INC., NATIONAL AIR CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC., AND REGIONAL AIRLINE ASSOCIATION.