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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-052
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Synopsis: ON APRIL 29, 1972, LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LAX) INSTITUTED A PREFERENTIAL RUNWAY-USE PLAN, WHICH PROHIBITS MOST AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS EAST OF THE AIRPORT FROM 11:00 P.M. TO 6:00 A.M.DAILY.
Recommendation: ENDEAVOR TO OBTAIN A 1-HOUR DELAY IN THE START OF CURFEW ON THOSE NIGHTS WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE SUCH THAT LANDINGS TO THE EAST CANNOT BE MADE. THIS DELAY WOULD ALLOW ABOUT 30 PERCENT OF THE LANDINGS SCHEDULED DURING CURFEW HOURS TO BE MADE. IN ADDITION, THE DELAY WOULD PARTIALLY ALLEVIATE THE INDUSTRY'S PROBLEM OF REPOSITIONING THEIR AIRCRAFT FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY'S SCHEDULES.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: LAX74AL053
Accident Reports: Trans World Airlines, Inc., Boeing 707-131B, N757TW
Report #: AAR-74-10
Accident Date: 1/16/1974
Issue Date: 5/10/1974
Date Closed: 8/9/1974
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Weather

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 8/9/1974
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 6/28/1974
Response: A REVISION OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF AIRPORTS RESOLUTION 7467 HAS BEEN EXECUTED WHICH CHANGES THE HOURS OF OVER-OCEAN OPERATORS FROM 11:00 P.M.-6:00 A.M. IN ADDITION, DIVERSION OF TRAFFIC TO A NORMAL WEST FLOW WHEN A 400 FOOT CEILING OR THE RVR INDICATES LESS THAN 2400 FEET AND/OR THE WIND FROM THE WEST EXCEEDS 10 KNOTS, BECAME EFFECTIVE JUNE 9, 1974.