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Safety Recommendation A-82-159
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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 AUTOMATIC TERMINAL INFORMATION SERVICE (ATIS) BROADCASTS: (1) BE UPDATED PROMPTLY AFTER RECEIPT OF REPORTS OF BRAKING CONDITIONS WORSE THAN THOSE REPORTED IN THE CURRENT BROADCAST, AND (2) WHEN CONDITIONS ARE CONDUCIVE TO DETERIORATING BRAKING ACTION, INCLUDE A STATEMENT THAT BRAKING ACTION ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT. (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 the changes made to FAA Handbook 7210.3F "Facility Operation and Administration" paragraph 1230 "Automatic Terminal Information Service" that pertain to this recommendation. Change 6 to this publication requires that a new recording be made when "runway braking action reports are received that indicate runway braking action is worse than that which is included in the current broadcast." Change 6 also requires that when braking action reports are received which include Data Source: NTSB Recommendations to FAA and FAA Responses the terms "poor" or "nil" or whenever weather conditions are conducive to deteriorating or rapidly changing runway braking action that the ATIS broadcast include the statement, "Braking Action Advisories Are In Effect." These changes to FAA Handbook 7210.3F are fully responsive to the objectives of Safety Recommendation A-82-159 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 PROPOSE TO INCLUDE PROCEDURES WITHIN FAA HANDBOOK 7210.3F, PARAGRAPH 1230, AUTOMATIC TERMINAL INFORMATION SERVICE (ATIS), THAT WILL CLARIFY THE NEED TO UPDATE BROADCASTS BASED ON BRAKING ACTION REPORTS. WE ARE ALSO CONSIDERING PROCEDURES FOR INCLUSION OF THE STATEMENT "BRAKING ACTION ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT," DURING PERIODS WHEN BRAKING ACTION IS CHANGING RAPIDLY OR THE TERMS "POOR" OR "NIL" ARE USED TO DESCRIBE BRAKING ACTION.