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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-95-023
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Synopsis: ON 3/2/94, ABOUT 1759:46 EASTERN STANDARD TIME CONTINENTAL AIRLINES FLIGHT 795 (COA FLIGHT 795), A MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-82, REGISTRATION N18835, SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WHEN THE CAPTAIN REJECTED THE TAKEOFF FROM RUNWAY 13 AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT, FLUSHING, NEW YORK. THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED BEYOND THE TAKEOFF END OF RUNWAY 13 & CAME TO REST ON THE MAIN GEAR WHEELS WITH THE NOSE PITCHED DOWNWARD, SO THAT THE FUSELAGE WAS BALANCED ON TOP OF A DIKE. THE UNDERSIDE OF THE NOSE LAY ON A TIDAL MUD FLAT OF FLUSHING BAY. THERE WERE 110 PASSENGERS, 2 FLIGHTCREW MEMBERS & 4 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ABOARD THE AIRPLANE. THERE WERE NO FATALITIES, & NO SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THERE WERE 29 MINOR INJURIES TO PASSENGERS, ALL OF WHICH WERE SUSTAINED DURING THE EVACUATION, AND 1 MINOR INJURY TO A FLIGHTCREW MEMBER. THERE WAS NO POSTCRASH FIRE.
Recommendation: TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: Require, after 12/31/95, that all newly manufactured cockpit voice recorders intended for use on airplanes have a minimum recording duration of 2 hours. (Superseded by A-96-171)
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable Action/Superseded
Mode: Aviation
Location: FLUSHING, NY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA94MA038
Accident Reports: Runway Overrun Following Rejected Takeoff, Continental Airlines Flight 795 McDonnell Douglas MD-82, N18835
Report #: AAR-95-01
Accident Date: 3/2/1994
Issue Date: 3/6/1995
Date Closed: 12/20/1996
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Unacceptable Action/Superseded)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 12/20/1996
Response: (CLOSED IN GREENSHEET) OVER THE YEARS, THE BOARD HAS INVESTIGATED SEVERAL ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS IN WHICH PERTINENT CVR INFO HAS BEEN OVERWRITTEN & LOST BECAUSE OF THE 30-MINUTE RECORDING LIMITATION. THE BOARD RECOGNIZED THE ADVANTAGES OF AN EXTENDED DURATION CVR IN CERTAIN ACCIDENTS & ESPECIALLY IN INCIDENTS. ON 3/6/95, AS A RESULT OF THE INVESTIGATION OF THE CONTINENTAL AIRLINES FLIGHT 795 ACCIDENT AT LAGURDIA AIRPORT ON 3/2/94, THE BOARD ISSUED THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATION A-95-23, TO THE FAA: BECAUSE THE FAA RESPONDED THAT IT WOULD ADDRESS THIS ISSUE IN UPCOMING RULEMAKING, THE BOARD CLASSIFIED THIS RECOMMENDATION "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE" IN MAY 1996. AS A RESULT OF A NEW RECOMMENDATION BEING MADE IN THIS REPORT, A-95-23 IS NOW CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--UNACCEPTABLE ACTION/SUPERSEDED." BY A-96-171.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 11/7/1995
Response: THE BOARD IS CONCERNED THAT LINKING THE 2-HOUR VOICE RECORDER REQUIREMENT TO THE FDR EXPANDED PARAMETER REQUIREMENT MAY UNDULY COMPLICATE THE FDR RULEMAKING EFFORT, CAUSING UNNECESSARY DELAYS. PENDING CLARIFICATION, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-95-23 "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE."

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/15/1995
Response: THE FAA WILL INCLUDE THIS ISSUE IN ITS RULEMAKING PROJECT PROPOSING TO INCREASE THE PARAMETERS FOR FLIGHT DATA RECORDERS (IN RESPONSE TO RECOMMENDATIONS A-95-25 THROUGH -27).