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Safety Recommendation A-74-005
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Synopsis: THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD'S CONTINUING INVESTIGATION OF THE PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS, INC., B-707 FREIGHTER ACCIDENT AT BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, ON NOVEMBER 3, 1973, HAS DISCLOSED AN UNSAFE CONDITION THAT SHOULD BE CORRECTED.
Recommendation: TO THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: Require that transport category airplanes certificated under part 4b of the civil air regulations prior to the effective date of amendment 4B-8 comply with part 25.1439 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. (Superseded by A-83-70 through A-83-81)
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Superseded
Mode: Aviation
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA74AZ016
Accident Reports: Pan American World Airways, Inc., Boeing 707-321C, N458PA
Report #: AAR-74-16
Accident Date: 11/3/1973
Issue Date: 1/22/1974
Date Closed: 10/31/1983
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Superseded)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 10/31/1983
Response: To promote a comprehensive program to address the potentially hazardous situation posed by in-flight fires, the Safety Board is issuing new Safety Recommendations rather than reiterating relevant Safety Recommendations previously issued to the FAA. The Safety Board will close Safety Recommendations A-73-68, A-73-70, and A-74-5 as having been superseded by recommendations A-83-70 through A-83-81.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 8/19/1981
Response: FAA LTR: IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY TO INITIATE RULEMAKING TO UPDATE A TSO. THE RULEMAKING PROJECT ON PROTECTIVE BREATHING EQUIPMENT (PBE) HAS BEEN TERMINATED BECAUSE IT WOULD NOT MATERIALLY CONTRIBUTE TO MAINTAINING A SAFE AVIATION SYSTEM AND WOULD NOT PROVIDE MEANINGFUL PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS AND COST SAVINGS IN REGULATIONS. TSO-C78 IS CURRENTLY BEING REVISED UNDER THE NEW PROCESS. WHEN THIS EFFORT IS COMPLETED, FAA INTENDS TO USE AN ADVISORY CIRCULAR RECOMMENDING THAT OPERATORS MODIFY THEIR PBE TO THE NEW TSO, SPECIFY WHO IS RESPONSIBILE FOR FURNISHING PBE, AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PBE FOR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 9/15/1978
Response: FAA LTR (AS AMENDED ON 10/12/78): PROPOSALS TO AMEND 25.1439(A) AND (B) AND 121.337 INCLUDED IN NPRM 75-10 WERE WITHDRAWN BASED ON COMMENTS THAT THE ACTION WAS PREMATURE IN VIEW OF THE CURRENT TESTING (BEING CONDUCTED IN 1976). AS A RESULT OF THE TESTING, A PROJECT TO DEVELOP PROPOSALS TO AMEND THESE SECTIONS WAS INITIATED. AN NPRM FOR THIS PROJECT IS TO BE ISSUED WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/23/1974
Response: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION LTR: FAA PLANS TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO FAR 25.1439(A) TO CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FROM SMOKE CARBON DIOXIDE, AND OTHER HARMFUL GASES FOR ALL APPROPRIATE CREWMEMBERS OF PRESSURIZED TRANSPORT AIRPLANES. AN ADDITIONAL AMENDMENT TO FAR 121.337 IS PLANNED TO SPECIFY THAT PROTECTIVE BREATHING EQUIPMENT FOR FLIGHT CREWS REQUIRED IN THE OPERATING RULES ARE TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FAR 25.1439 AND THAT PROCEDURES BE ESTABLISHED FOR CREWMEMBERS TO USE 100% OXYGEN IN A SMOKE/FIRE EMERGENCY.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 2/5/1974
Response: FAA LTR: FAA ADVISES THAT PERSONNEL OF THE FAA FIELD OFFICES HAVE BEEN ASKED TO CONDUCT AN EVALUATION OF SMOKE GOGGLES TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM. FOLLOWING AN ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS, THE FAA WILL ADVISE THE BOARD FURTHER OF THEIR ACTION.