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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-95-024
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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: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC.: CONDUCT A REVIEW OF RECURRENT FLIGHT ATTENDANT TRAINING POLICIES & PROCEDURES RELATING TO ALL ASPECTS OF EMERGENCY EVACUATION TRAINING TO DETERMINE IF IMPROVEMENT OR CHANGE IS NEEDED.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
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: 1/28/1997
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Continental Airlines, Inc. (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Evacuation, Flightcrew, Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Continental Airlines, Inc.
Date: 1/28/1997
Response: YOUR LETTER STATES THAT CONTINENTAL AIRLINES HAS CONDUCTED A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT TRAINING POLICIES & PROCEDURES WITH EMPHASIS UPON EMERGENCY EVACUATION TRAINING. AS A RESULT, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES HAS MADE SEVERAL POLICY & PROCEDURAL CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS TO ITS FLIGHT ATTENDANT TRAINING PROGRAM. BECAUSE THESE ACTIONS ARE RESPONSIVE TO THE INTENT OF THE RECOMMENDATION, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-95-24 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: Continental Airlines, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 10/25/1996
Response: WE HAVE COMPLETED AN ADDITIONAL COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE TRAINING POLICIES & PROCEDURES (WITH SPECIFIC EMPHASIS ON EMERGENCY EVACUATION TRAINING) IN RESPONSE TO YOUR SAFETY RECOMMENDATION SUBSEQUENT TO THE LAGUARDIA ACCIDENT SEVERAL POLICY & PROCEDURAL CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS RESULTED FROM THIS COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW.