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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-023
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Synopsis: ON FEBRUARY 11, 1974, THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD CONCLUDED ITS PUBLIC HEARING INTO THE PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS ACCIDENT WHICH OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 3, 1973. THE AIRCRAFT WAS A JET-FREIGHTER CARRYING NEARLY 16,000 POUNDS OF RESTRICTED CARGO.
Recommendation: AMEND 14 CFR 121.597 TO REQUIRE THE PERSON AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE OPERATIONAL CONTROL OVER THE FLIGHT IN THE CASE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AIR CARRIERS AND COMMERCIAL OPERATORS OF LARGE AIRCRAFT TO INFORM THE CAPTAIN OF ANY DANGEROUS ARTICLES ABOARD THE FLIGHT, AS OUTLINED IN 14 CFR 103.25. FURTHER, AMEND 14 CFR 121.601 TO MAKE THE DISPATCHER RESPONSIBLE IN THE CASE OF SCHEDULED AIR CARRIERS, FOR INFORMING THE CAPTAIN OF DANGEROUS ARTICLES ABOARD THE FLIGHT, IN ADDITION TO THE NOTIFICATION REQUIRED BY 14 CFR 103.25.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate 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: 3/26/1974
Date Closed: 3/11/1976
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
Keyword(s): Hazmat

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 3/11/1976
Response: Closed--acceptable alternate action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 3/29/1974
Response: We would like to give this recommendation further thought. As you know, part 121 requires all categories of air carriers and commercial operators to include in their manuals procedures or notifying the captain whenever dangerous articles are on aboard. I thin our decision in this regard will largely be determined by the results of the ongoing evaluation.