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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-88-144
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Synopsis: ON NOVEMBER 15, 1987, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC., FLIGHT 1713, A MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-9-14, N626TX, WAS OPERATING AS A REGULARLY SCHEDULED, PASSENGER-CARRYING FLIGHT BETWEEN DENVER, COLORADO, AND BOISE, IDAHO. THE AIRPLANE WAS CLEARED TO TAKE OFF FOLLOWING A DELAY OF APPROXIMATELY 27 MINUTES AFTER DEICING. THE TAKEOFF ROLL WAS UNEVENTFUL, BUT FOLLOWING A RAPID ROTATION, THE AIRPLANE CRASHED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF RUNWAY 35 LEFT. BOTH PILOTS, 1 FLIGHT ATTENDANT, AND 25 PASSENGERS SUSTAINED FATAL INJURIES. TWO FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND 52 PASSENGERS SURVIVED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES AND THE AIRPORT OPERATORS COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL, INC.: ADVISE MEMBERS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO THE AIRPLANE ACCIDENT AT DENVER, COLORADO, ON NOVEMBER 15, 1987, AND URGE THEM TO CORRECT SUCH PROBLEMS AS CRASH/FIRE/RESCUE (CFR) PERSONNEL TRAINING AND INADEQUATE CFR EQUIPMENT.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: DENVER, CO, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA88MA004
Accident Reports: Continental Airlines, Inc., Flight 1713 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14, N626TX
Report #: AAR-88-09
Accident Date: 11/15/1987
Issue Date: 11/3/1988
Date Closed: 3/20/1996
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: American Association of Airport Executives (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Airport Rescue and Firefighting, Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: American Association of Airport Executives
Date: 3/20/1996
Response: FURTHER REVIEW OF THE AAAE REPLY DATED 12/11/88, & ITS ATTACHED COPY OF THE SECURITY/CFR TECHNICAL MEMBERSHIP NEWSLETTER, SHOWS THAT THE AAAE ADVISED ITS MEMBERS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE EMERGENCY REPONSE TO THE DENVER, COLORADO, ACCIDENT & STRESSED THE CFR EQUIPMENT INADEQUACIES. BASED ON AAAE'S ACTION THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-88-144 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: NTSB
To: American Association of Airport Executives
Date: 6/7/1989
Response:

From: NTSB
To: American Association of Airport Executives
Date: 2/21/1989
Response:

From: American Association of Airport Executives
To: NTSB
Date: 12/11/1988
Response: IN RESPONSE TO A-88-144, PLEASE FIND ATTACHED A COPY OF OUR SPRING 1988 SECURITY/CFR TECHNICAL MEMBERSHIP NEWSLETTER. OUR SPRING NEWSLETTER ADDRESSED MANY OF THE SAME TOPICS AS SOON AS WE RECEIVED INFORMATION ON THE ACCIDENT. I HOPE THAT YOU WILL FIND THIS PUBLICATION SATISFIES THE REQUIRE MENTS OF YOUR RECOMMENDATION. IN ADDITION, AAAE HAS PLANS FOR PERSONS WHO WERE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT, I.E. OPERATIONS AND CFR PERSONNEL, TO BRIEF OTHER MEMBERS AT THE AAAE SAFETY/SECURITY CONFERENCE TO BE HELD NEXT YEAR.