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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-70-062
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Synopsis: ON OCTOBER 16, 1969, AT 1545 P.D.T., SEABOARD WORLD AIRLINES, MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-8-63F, N8634, OVERRAN THE DEPARTURE END OF RUNWAY 29R AT STOCKTON METROPOLITAN AIRPORT, CALIFORNIA, DURING THE PERFORMANCE OF A CREW TRAINING FLIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A ROADWAY THEREBY COLLAPSING THE LEFT MAIN AND NOSE LANDING GEARS. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST 792 FEET BEYOND THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. THE FIVE CREWMEMBERS ABOARD WERE UNINJURED.
Recommendation: THE ADMINISTRATOR, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, TAKE THE REQUIRED ACTION INSURE AN APPROPRIATE WARNING NOTE BE INCLUDED IN IN ALL DC-8 OPERATIONS MANUALS WHICH STATES ESSENTIALLY THAT: "THE GROUND SPOILER SELECTOR LEVER SHALL BE MANUALLY POSITIONED TO THE SPOILER EXTEND SETTING ON ALL REJECTED TAKEOFFS, REGARDLESS OF GROUND SPOILER LIGHT INDICATIONS."
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Stockton, CA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: OAK70A0028
Accident Reports: Seaboard World Airlines, Inc., Douglas DC-8-63F, N8634
Report #: AAR-70-24
Accident Date: 10/16/1969
Issue Date: 1/12/1970
Date Closed: 3/10/1971
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 3/10/1971
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 12/11/1970
Response: THE PROCEDURES REGARDING USE OF ARE PRESENTLY CONTAINED IN THE OPERATIONS MANUALS OF ALL US DC-8 OPERATORS. THESE PROCEDURES ARE ADEQUATELY COVERED IN THE AIR CARRIER APPROVED TRAINING PROGRAMS. HOWEVER, THESE PROCEDURES WILL BE CALLED TO THE ATTENTION OF OPERATORS AGAIN.