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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-065
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Synopsis: ON NOVEMBER 3, 1973, A PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS B-707-321C (N458PA) WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT AT BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD'S CONTINUING INVESTIGATION HAS DISCLOSED INFORMATION WHICH SHOULD BE BROUGHT IMMEDIATELY TO THE ATTENTION OF CARRIERS AND REGULATORY AGENCIES THAT ARE CONCERNED WITH THE AIR CARRIAGE OF CERTAIN DANGEROUS ARTICLES ON CARGO AIRPLANES.
Recommendation: ISSUE APPROPRIATE NOTICES TO ALERT AIR CARRIERS TO INFORM FLIGHTCREWS WHO MAY BE INVOLVED IN CARRIAGE OF CERTAIN DANGEROUS ARTICLES CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SELF-SUSTAINING CHEMICAL REACTIONS THAT RELIABLE IN-FLIGHT THREAT ASSESSMENT OF PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH ARTICLES OFTEN WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Reconsidered
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: 10/1/1974
Date Closed: 3/11/1976
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Reconsidered)
Keyword(s): Hazmat

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

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 11/19/1974
Response: FLIGHT CREWS ARE BEING MADE AWARE OF THE CHEMICAL REACTION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. SECTION 103.25 OF THE FARS REQUIRES THAT THE PILOT IN COMMAND BE INFORMED IN WRITING, BEFORE TAKEOFF, OF THE CLASSIFICATION, QUANTITY, AND LOCATION OF THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS OF SECTIONS 121.433A AND 135.40 ARE DESIGNED TO ASSURE THAT PILOTS HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MATERIALS TO MAKE AN ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS INVOLVED AND TAKE WHATEVER ACTIONS HE DEEMS NECESSARY, INCLUDING REFUSAL TO ACCEPT THE SHIPMENT. NPRM UNDER CONSIDERATION.