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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-73-055
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Synopsis: THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD HAS UNDER INVESTIGATION, THREE ACCIDENTS INVOLVING: A UNITED AIRLINES BOEING 737 AT MIDWAY AIRPORT, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ON DECEMBER 8, 1972; A NORTH CENTRAL AIRLINES DC-9, AT O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ALSO AT CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ON DECEMBER 20, 1972; AND AN EASTERN AIRLINES LOCKHEED L-1011 AT MIAMI, FLORIDA, ON DECEMBER 29, 1972. THE SAFETY BOARD HAS IDENTIFIED SEVERAL AREAS IN OCCUPANT SURVIVAL AND EVACUATION COMMON TO THESE ACCIDENTS WHICH IT BELIEVES MERIT REMEDIAL ACTION BY THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION. THESE AREAS ARE DELINEATED BELOW
Recommendation: REQUIRE FLIGHTCREWS TO READ BACK TAXI CLEARANCES WHEN OPERATING IN VISIBILITIES OF LESS THAN ONE-HALF MILE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 81275
Accident Reports: North Central Airlines, Inc., McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31, N954N and Delta Air Lines, Inc., Convair CV-880, N8807E
Report #: AAR-73-15
Accident Date: 12/20/1972
Issue Date: 8/10/1973
Date Closed: 11/16/1973
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 11/16/1973
Response: Closed--unacceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 10/10/1973
Response: THEY DO NOT AGREE TO THIS RECOMMENDATION.2/13/74 A-73-55. THEIR POSITION REMAINS AS STATED ON 10/10/73. THEY DO NOT AGREE. THE TWO NEW CHANGES IN PART 1 OF AIM PROVIDE SUFFICIENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN PILOT AND CONTROLLER.