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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-82-157
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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 DISSEMINATE "POOR" AND "NIL" BRAKING ACTION REPORTS PROMPTLY TO AIRPORT MANAGEMENT AND TO ALL DEPARTING AND ARRIVING FLIGHTS UNTIL AIRPORT MANAGEMENT REPORTS THAT THE BRAKING ACTION IS "GOOD". (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)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 12/14/1983
Response: We have reviewed Change 6 to the FAA's Handbook 7210.3F, "Facility Operation and Administration," paragraph 430, "Letters of Agreement." This change requires that a letter of agreement be prepared to assure that braking action reports are exchanged with the airport management. More specifically, the change requires that "as a minimum, procedures shall provide for the prompt exchange of reports which indicate runway braking conditions have deteriorated to poor or nil or have improved to Data Source: NTSB Recommendations to FAA and FAA Responses good." In addition, we have reviewed the revisions made to FAA's Handbook 7110.65C, "Air Traffic Control" paragraph 980, "Departure Information" and paragraph 1010, "Landing Information." These changes require that the braking action for the runway in use be issued to both departing and landing aircraft when braking action advisories are in effect. The changes to FAA Handbooks 7210.3F and 7110.65C are in complete accord with the intent of Safety Recommendation A-82-157, 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 FILES IS A COPY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO FAA HANDBOOK 7210.3F, FACILITY OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION. THE AMENDMENTS OF INTEREST TO THE BOARD ARE CONTAINED IN PARAGRAPHS 430 AND 1230. PARAGRAPH 430, LETTERS OF AGREEMENT, ESTABLISHES THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PROMPT EXCHANGE OF BRAKING ACTION REPORTS BETWEEN THE TOWER AND AIRPORT MANAGEMENT. PARAGRAPH 1230, AUTOMATIC TERMINAL INFORMATION SERVICE (ATIS), IN ESSENCE CLARIFIES THE NEED TO UPDATE BROADCASTS BASED ON BRAKING ACTION REPORTS. ALSO, A NEW SUBPARAGRAPH, 1230.B.(11), HAS BEEN ADDED REQUIRING THE MESSAGE "BRAKING ACTION ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT," TO BE PLACED ON THE ATIS WHEN REPORTS OF RUNWAY BRAKING ACTION ARE RECEIVED WHICH INCLUDE THE TERMS "POOR" OR "NIL" OR WHENEVER CONDITIONS ARE CONDUCIVE TO DETERIORATING OR RAPIDLY CHANGING RUNWAY BRAKING ACTION.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/1/1983
Response: FAA LETTER: WE INTEND TO MODIFY FAA HANDBOOK 7210.3F, PARAGRAPH 430, LETTERS OF AGREEMENT, TO ESTABLISH RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE PROMPT EXCHANGE OF BRAKING ACTION REPORTS BETWEEN THE TOWER AND AIRPORT MANAGEMENT. ADDITIONALLY, WE PROPOSE TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES WITHIN FAA HANDBOOK 7110.65C, PARAGRAPH 980, DEPARTURE INFORMATION, AND PARAGRAPH 1010, LANDING INFORMATION THAT WILL ENSURE THE TIMELY RELAY OF CURRENT BRAKING ACTION REPORTS TO DEPARTING AND ARRIVING AIRCRAFT.