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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-84-062
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Synopsis: ON OCTOBER 25, 1983, A FLYING TIGERS, INC. DC 8-63, FLIGHT 2468, LANDED AT CHAMBERS FIELD, NAVAL AIR STATION (NAS), NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. THE AIRPLANE WAS DAMAGED SUBSTANTIALLY WHEN IT SLID OFF THE SIDE OF RUNWAY 10, CROSSED A ROAD, WENT THROUGH A CHAINLINK FENCE, AND CAME TO A HALT IN A SWAMP. HEAVY RAIN HAD FALLEN EARLIER IN THE DAY AND THE RUNWAY WAS WET. A POSTACCIDENT REPORT BY CRASH-FIRE-RESCUE (CFR) PERSONNEL INDICATED THAT THERE WAS STANDING WATER ON THE RUNWAY, 1/2 TO 3/4 INCH DEEP IN PLACES. THE SAFETY BOARD'S INVESTIGATION OF THE ACCIDENT INVOLVING FLIGHT 2468, REVEALED THAT NAS NORFOLK DOES NOT CONDUCT THE AIRPORT CONDITION ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING DESCRIBED IN 14 CFR 139.69.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: DISTRIBUTE TO ALL MILITARY AIRPORTS FROM WHICH CIVIL AIRCRAFT OPERATE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD SPECIAL INVESTIGATION REPORT, LARGE AIRPLANE OPERATIONS ON CONTAMINATED RUNWAYS (NTSB/SIR-83/02), AND INSTITUTE THE ACTIONS RECOMMENDED IN SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS A-82-157 AND A-82-158 AT MILITARY AIRPORTS FROM WHICH CIVIL AIRCRAFT OPERATE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: NORFOLK, VA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA84AA005
Accident Reports: Flying Tigers, Inc., Flight 2468 McDonnell Douglas DC8-63, N797FT
Report #: AAR-84-08
Accident Date: 10/25/1983
Issue Date: 6/15/1984
Date Closed: 5/6/1985
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: United States Department of Defense (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: United States Department of Defense
Date: 5/6/1985
Response:

From: United States Department of Defense
To: NTSB
Date: 2/11/1985
Response: DOD LTR: THE DOD WILL DISTRIBUTE TO APPROPRIATE DOD AIRPORT FACILITIES FROM WHICH CIVIL AIRCRAFT OPERATE THE (NTSB/SIR 83/02) SPECIAL STUDY ON LARGE AIRPLANE OPERATIONS ON CONTAM INATED RUNWAYS. WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OF NTSB/SIR 83/02 PLUS THE RECOMMENDED CHANGES LISTED IN DOD COMMENTS FOR NTSB (A-84-61) A HIGH LEVEL OF COMPLIANCE WILL BE ESTABLISHED AS LOCAL COMMANDS REVIEW THEIR PROCEDURES.

From: NTSB
To: United States Department of Defense
Date: 12/28/1984
Response:

From: United States Department of Defense
To: NTSB
Date: 8/8/1984
Response: DOD LETTER: DOD CONCURS WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OF NTSB REPORT ON LARGE AIRPLANE OPERATION ON CONTAMINATED RUNWAYS BE MADE AVAILABLE TO APPROPRIATE DOD AIRPORT FACILITIES. IF YOUR OFFICE COULD MAKE 10 COPIES AVAILABLE OF THIS REPORT, THEY WOULD BE APPROPRIATELY DISTRIBUTED.