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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-025
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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: RESCIND THE PROVISION IN 14 CFR 103.3(A) WHICH ALLOWS THE AIRCRAFT OPERATOR TO RELY ON THE SHIPPER'S STATEMENT AS PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE SHIPMENT COMPLIES WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PART. INSTEAD, REQUIRE THE AIR CARRIER TO INSTITUTE A MONITORING SYSTEM TO ASSURE THAT ALL DANGEROUS ARTICLES SHIPPED BY AIR ARE INSPECTED AGAINST ALL REGULATORY SAFETY CONTROLS WHICH CAN BE VERIFIED AT THE AIR CARRIERS RECEIVING POINT.
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: A-74-25: THE FAA WHOLEHEARTEDLY CONCURS WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION. THEY WILL ESTABLISH A REGULATORY PROJECT TO AMEND PART 103, TO RESCIND THE PROVISION WHICH ALLOWS THE AIRCRAFT OPERATOR TO RELY ON THE SHIPPER'S STATEMENT AS PRIMA-FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THE SHIPMENT IS IN COMPLIANCE.