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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-82-160
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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: AT SUCH TIME AS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PROCEDURES ARE AMENDED TO REQUIRE AUTOMATIC TERMINAL INFORMATION SERVICE (ATIS) BROADCASTS TO BE MODIFIED, AMEND THE AIRMAN'S INFORMATION MANUAL TO ALERT PILOTS THAT WHEN ADVISED ON ATIS THAT BRAKING ACTION ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT THEY SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR DETERIORATING BRAKING CONDITIONS, THAT THEY SHOULD REQUEST CURRENT RUNWAY CONDITION INFORMATION IF NOT VOLUNTEERED BY CONTROLLERS, AND THAT THEY SHOULD BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE A DESCRIPTIVE RUNWAY CONDITION REPORT TO CONTROLLERS AFTER LANDING. (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 FAA's amendments to the Airman's Information Manual (AIM) which pertain to this recommendation and were first issued in the August 4, 1983, edition. These amendments are contained in Section 3, "Airport Operations," and are titled "Braking Action Advisories." These new advisories describe, in detail, the pilot's and controller's involvement in the collection and relay of braking action advisories and reports. These changes are in complete accord with the intent of Safety Recommendation A-82-160 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: AT SUCH TIME AS THE PRECEDING AIR TRAFFIC PROCEDURES ARE DEVELOPED (SEE RESPONSE TO A-82-159), A CORRESPONDING AMENDMENT, FULLY DESCRIBING THE PILOTS' INVOLVEMENT IN THE COLLECTION AND RELAY ON BRAKING ACTION ADVISORIES, WILL BE MADE TO THE AIRMAN'S INFORMATION MANUAL.