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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-066
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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: ADVISE AIR CARRIERS TO INFORM FLIGHTCREWS THAT SMOKE OR FIRE CAUSED BY OXIDIZING AGENTS AND CERTAIN OTHER CHEMICALS CANNOT BE CONTROLLED BY EXISTING EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, AND THAT ANY ABNORMAL IN-FLIGHT OCCURENCE WHICH COULD BE LINKED TO DANGEROUS ARTICLES SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AN UNSAFE CONDITION AS PRESCRIBED BY 14 CFR 121.557 AND .559, REQUIRING AN IMMEDIATE DECISION AND ACTION TO "LAND THE AIRPLANE AT THE NEAREST SUITABLE AIRPORT, IN POINT OF TIME, AT WHICH A SAFE LANDING CAN BE MADE."
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: 10/1/1974
Date Closed: 12/3/1975
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Hazmat

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 12/3/1975
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 11/19/1974
Response: WE AGREE WITH THE SECOND RECOMMENDATION AND WILL ACT ON IT IMMEDIATELY.