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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-18-008
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Synopsis: On October 28, 2016, about 1432 central daylight time, American Airlines flight 383, a Boeing 767-323, N345AN, had started its takeoff ground roll at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, when an uncontained engine failure and subsequent fire occurred. The flight crew aborted the takeoff and stopped the airplane on the runway, and the flight attendants initiated an emergency evacuation. Of the 2 flight crewmembers, 7 flight attendants, and 161 passengers on board, 1 passenger received a serious injury, and 1 flight attendant and 19 passengers received minor injuries during the evacuation. The airplane was substantially damaged from the fire. The airplane was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.
Recommendation: TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: Review the training programs of all 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 operators and make changes as necessary to ensure that the programs provide flight attendants and flight crews with training aids and hands-on emergency scenarios that account for the different interphone systems that air carriers operate.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Open - Acceptable Response
Mode: Aviation
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA17FA021
Accident Reports: ​Uncontained Engine Failure and Subsequent Fire American Airlines Flight 383 Boeing 767-323, N345AN
Report #: AAR-18-01
Accident Date: 10/28/2016
Issue Date: 2/6/2018
Date Closed:
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Open - Acceptable Response)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 6/6/2018
Response: We note that you are reviewing your inspector guidance in FAA Order 8900.1, Flight Standards Information Management System, regarding this issue. After your review, you plan to use your safety assurance system data to determine the additional guidance your inspectors need, and you will then draft a notice, a custom data collection tool, and a SAFO to emphasize the importance of using training aids and hands-on emergency scenarios to train flight and cabin crews for the different interphone systems an air carrier operates. Pending your completion of the review and issuance of the notice, custom data collection tool, and SAFO, Safety Recommendation A 18 8 is classified OPEN—ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/26/2018
Response: -From Daniel K. Elwell, Acting Administrator: The FAA is reviewing existing and relevant guidance contained in FAA Order 8900.1, Flight Standards Information Management System. After reviewing this guidance, the FAA will use Safety Assurance System data to determine if additional guidance to inspectors is appropriate. If so. we will draft a notice. a custom data collection tool, and a SAFO to emphasize the importance of joint training with training aids and hands-on emergency scenarios to account for the different interphone systems that air carriers operate.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 2/6/2018
Response: On January 30, 2018, the NTSB adopted its report Uncontained Engine Failure and Subsequent Fire, American Airlines Flight 383, Boeing 767-323, N345AN, Chicago, Illinois, October 28, 2016, AAR1801. The details of this accident investigation and the resulting safety recommendations may be found in the attached report, which can also be accessed at http://www.ntsb.gov. Among the Safety Recommendations seven are issued to Federal Aviation Administration, which can be found on page 77 of the report. The NTSB is vitally interested in these recommendations because they are designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate a response within 90 days, detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement these recommendations. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendations by number.