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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-90-150
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Synopsis: ON JULY 19, 1989, A MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-10-10, OPERATED BY UNITED AIRLINES AS FLIGHT 232, EN ROUTE FROM DENVER, COLORADO, TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, WITH 296 PERSONS ON BOARD, EXPERIENCED AN IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY FOLLOWING THE FRAGMENTATION AND SEPARATION OF THE NO. 2 ENGINE FAN DISK. THE AIRPLANE CRASHED DURING AN ATTEMPTED EMERGENCY LANDING TO RUNWAY 4/22 AT SIOUX GATEWAY AIRPORT (SUX) SIOUX CITY, IOWA. DURING THE ACCIDENT, THE AIRPLANE SEPARATED INTO FOUR SECTIONS AND PORTIONS BURNED. OF THE 296 PERSONS ON BOARD, 110 PASSENGERS AND 1 FLIGHT ATTENDANT WERE FATALLY INJURED: 35 OF THESE PERSONS, SOME WITH TRAUMATIC BLUNT FORCE INJURIES, DIED OF ASPHYXIA SECONDARY TO SMOKE INHALATION, AND 76 DIED OF BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA. OF THE REMAINING 185 PERSONS, 47 SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, 125 SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES, AND 13 WERE NOT INJURED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE: MAKE AVAILABLE TO ALL OPERATORS OF DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE AIR BASES AN ACCOUNT OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE ACCIDENT DESCRIBED IN SAFETY RECOMMENDATION LETTER A-90-147 THROUGH -150 AS THEY RELATE TO THE DEFICIENCIES IN THE KOVATCH A/S32P-18 WATER SUPPLY VEHICLE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: SIOUX CITY, IA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA89MA063
Accident Reports: United Airlines Flight 232 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10‚Äč
Report #: AAR-90-06
Accident Date: 7/19/1989
Issue Date: 10/19/1990
Date Closed: 7/31/1991
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: United States Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: United States Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Date: 7/31/1991
Response:

From: United States Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
To: NTSB
Date: 1/12/1991
Response: (SUMMARIZED) TO EDUCATE AND PROMOTE AWARENESS AMONG PUMP OPERATORS AND MAINTAINERS, TWO SEPARATE MESSAGES WERE DIS SEMINATED TO THE FIELD COVERING DETAILS OF THE PUMP FAILURE.