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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-006
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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: REQUIRE THAT A ONE-TIME INSPECTION BE MADE OF ALL SMOKE GOGGLES PROVIDED FOR THE FLIGHTCREW OF ALL TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES TO ASSURE THAT THESE GOGGLES CONFORM TO THE PROVISIONS OF PART 25.1439 OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
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: 5/29/1974
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 5/29/1974
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

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.