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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-89-121
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Synopsis: ABOUT 0901 CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME ON AUGUST 31, 1988, DELTA AIR LINES, INC., FLIGHT 1141, CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER LIFTING OFF FROM RUNWAY 18L AT THE DALLAS-FORTH WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (DFW), TEXAS. THE AIRPLANE, A BOEING 727-232, U.S. REGISTRY N473DA, WAS A REGULARLY SCHEDULED PASSENGER FLIGHT AND WAS EN ROUTE TO SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: REQUIRE THAT PRINCIPAL OPERATIONS INSPECTORS REVIEW THE OPERATIONS MANUALS OF THEIR ASSIGNED CARRIERS AND ENSURE THAT THE MANUALS CLEARLY STATE THE ROLES OF EACH FLIGHT CREWMEMBER IN VISUALLY CONFIRMING THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ALL OPERATING CHECKLIST ITEMS, ESPECIALLY THOSE CHECKLIST ITEMS CONSIDERED "CRITICAL" TO FLIGHT.
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 #: DCA88MA072
Accident Reports: Delta Air Lines, Inc., Boeing 727-232, N473DA
Report #: AAR-89-04
Accident Date: 8/31/1988
Issue Date: 1/9/1990
Date Closed: 11/21/1990
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 11/21/1990
Response: The Safety Board has reviewed the changes to Air Carrier Operations Bulletins 8-90-5 and -6. We are satisfied that the changes meet the intent of the above recommendations, which are now classified as "Closed--Acceptable Action."

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 10/22/1990
Response: Based on the FAA's plan to issue ACOB and our further review, Safety Recommendations A-89-121 and -122 are classified as "Open Acceptable Response."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 7/18/1990
Response: "ON JUNE 12, 1990, THE FAA PUBLISHED ACOB 8-90-6, VISUAL CONFIRMATION AND ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ALL OPERATING CHECKLIST ITEMS. THIS ACOB REQUESTS THAT PRINCIPAL OPERATIONS INSPECTORS REVIEW THEIR ASSIGNED AIR CARRIERS' OPERATIONS MANUALS TO ENSURE THAT THESE MANUALS CLEARLY STATE THE ROLES OF EACH FLIGHT CREWMEMBER IN VISUALLY CONFIRMING THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ALL OPERATING CHECKLIST ITEMS, ESPECIALLY THOSE ITEMS CONSIDERED CRITICAL TO FLIGHT."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/12/1990
Response: "THE FAA AGREES WITH THIS SAFETY RECOMMENDATION AND WILL ISSUE AN AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS BULLETIN (ACOB) REQUIRING THAT ALL PRINCIPAL OPERATIONS INSPECTORS REVIEW THE OPERATIONS MANUALS OF THEIR ASSIGNED CARRIERS TO ENSURE THAT THESE MANUALS CLEARLY STATE THE ROLES OF EACH FLIGHT CREW MEMBER IN VISUALLY CONFIRMING THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ALL OPERATING CHECKLIST ITEMS, ESPECIALLY THOSE ITEMS CONSIDERED CRITICAL TO FLIGHT.--"