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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-86-094
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Synopsis: ON AUGUST 2, 1985, AT 1805:52 CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME, DELTA AIR LINES (DELTA) FLIGHT 191, A LOCKHEED L-1011-385-1, N726DA, CRASHED WHILE APPROACHING TO LAND ON RUNWAY 17L AT THE DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL (DFW) AIRPORT, TEXAS. WHILE PASSING THROUGH THE RAIN SHAFT BENEATH A THUNDERSTORM, FLIGHT 191 ENTERED A MICROBURST WHICH THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO TRAVERSE SUCCESSFULLY. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK THE GROUND ABOUT 6,300 FEET NORTH OF THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 17L, HIT A CAR ON A HIGHWAY NORTH OF THE RUNWAY KILLING THE DRIVER, STRUCK TWO WATER TANKS ON THE AIRPORT, AND BROKE APART. EXCEPT FOR A SECTION OF THE AIRPLANE CONTAINING THE AFT FUSELAGE AND EMPENNAGE, THE REMAINDER OF THE AIRPLANE DISINTEGRATED DURING THE IMPACT SEQUENCE, AND A SEVERE FIRE ERUPTED DURING THE IMPACT SEQUENCE. OF THE 163 PERSONS ABOARD, 134 PASSENGERS AND CREWMEMBERS WERE KILLED; 26 PASSENGERS AND 3 CABIN ATTENDANTS SURVIVED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA): ADVISE ITS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIREFIGHTING OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO THE ACCIDENT AT DALLAS/FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TEXAS, ON AUGUST 2, 1985.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: DALLAS/FT WORTH, TX, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA85AA031
Accident Reports: Delta Air Lines, Inc., Lockheed L-1011-385-1, N726DA
Report #: AAR-86-05
Accident Date: 8/2/1985
Issue Date: 9/3/1986
Date Closed: 11/24/1986
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: National Fire Protection Association (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: National Fire Protection Association
Date: 11/24/1986
Response:

From: National Fire Protection Association
To: NTSB
Date: 9/22/1986
Response: ...THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE NFPA TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIREFIGHTING FOR THE COMMITTEE'S CONSIDERATION IN DEVELOPING NEW DOCUMENTS OR FUTURE REVISIONS TO EXISTING DOCUMENTS. ...WE FEEL THAT THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIREFIGHTING IS TAKING POSITIVE ACTION TO UPDATE REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON AIRPORT EMERGENCY SERVICES AND THESE CAN RESULT IN IMPROVED EMERGENCY RESPONSE AT AIRPORT INCIDENTS. ...YOU MAY WISH TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE FOR PUBLICATION IN OUR BIMONTHLY ASSOCIATION MAGAZINE, FIRE JOURNAL....