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Safety Recommendation A-82-156
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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: AMEND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PROCEDURES TO REQUIRE THAT CONTROLLERS MAKE FREQUENT REQUESTS FOR PILOT BRAKING ACTION REPORTS WHICH INCLUDE AN ASSESSMENT OF BRAKING ACTION ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE RUNWAY WHENEVER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE CONDUCIVE TO DETERIORATING BRAKING CONDITIONS AND THAT THE REQUESTS BE MADE WELL BEFORE THE PILOT LANDS. (Supersedes Safety Recommendations A-74-119 through -121 and A-76-136 and -137)
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable 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: 12/14/1983
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 12/14/1983
Response: We have reviewed Change 5 to the FAA's Handbook 7110.65C, "Air Traffic Control," paragraph 49, "Pilot Report Information." This change requires the solicitation of pilot braking action reports when "braking action advisories are in effect." This change to FAA Handbook 7110.65C satisfies the intent of Safety Recommendation A-82-156 which has been classified as "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 11/7/1983
Response: FAA LETTER: ENCLOSED FOR THE BOARD'S INFORMATION AND FILE ARE THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS TO THE FAA'S HANDBOOK 7110.65C, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL: PARAGRAPH 49, PILOT REPORT (PIREP) INFORMATION, REQUIRES THE SOLICITATION OF CLOUD BASES/TOPS AND BRAKING ACTION PIREPS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; CHAPTER 5, SECTION 3, AIRPORT CONDITIONS, PARAGRAPH 942, BRAKING ACTION, ALLOWS CONTROLLERS TO FURNISH RUNWAY FRICTION MEASUREMENT READINGS/VALUES OBTAINED FROM SEVERAL TYPES OF FRICTION MEASURING DEVICES, AND INCORPORATES THE PROVISIONS OF THE OLD PARAGRAPH 943, RUNWAY SURFACE CONDITION/RUNWAY CONDITION READING; PARAGRAPH 980, DEPARTURE INFORMATION, AND PARAGRAPH 1010, LANDING INFORMATION, ADDS THE REQUIREMENT THAT CURRENT BRAKING ACTION BE ISSUED WHENEVER BRAKING ACTION ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT. IN ADDITION, THE FOLLOWING TWO AMENDMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE AIRMAN'S INFORMATION MANUAL: SECTION 3, AIRPORT OPERATIONS, PARAGRAPH 229, BRAKING ACTION ADVISORIES, AND THE PILOT/CONTROLLER GLOSSARY, BRAKING ACTION ADVISORIES.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/1/1983
Response: FAA LETTER: WE PROPOSE TO AMEND FAA HANDBOOK 7110.65C, PARAGRAPH 49, PILOT REPORT INFORMATION, TO PROVIDE FOR TIMELY SOLICITATION AND DISSEMINATION OF PILOT BRAKING ACTION REPORTS DURING THOSE TIMES WHEN "BRAKING ACTION ADVISORIES" ARE IN EFFECT.