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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-74-102
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Synopsis: ON JANUARY 16, 1974, A TRANS WORLD AIRLINES, INC., B-707 WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT AT LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD'S INVESTIGATION OF THE ACCIDENT DISCLOSED AN UNSAFE CONDITION WHICH SHOULD BE CORRECTED.
Recommendation: AMEND 14 CFR 25.772 TO REQUIRE THAT PILOT COMPARTMENT DOORS BE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A MEANS FOR THE COCKPIT CREW TO EGRESS THROUGH THE DOORWAY TO THE CABIN, EVEN IF THE DOOR BECOMES JAMMED.
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: 11/7/1974
Date Closed: 5/3/1982
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 5/3/1982
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 12/1/1981
Response: FAA LTR: A FINAL RULE (OPERATIONS REVIEW PROGRAM: AMENDMENT NO. 10) HAS BEEN ISSUED AMENDING SECTION 25.772 OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS. THE AMENDMENT TO SECTION 25.772(A) STATES: "HOWEVER, FOR PASSENGER CONFIGURATION, MEANS MUST BE PROVIDED TO ENABLE FLIGHT CREWMEMBERS TO DIRECTLY ENTER THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT FROM THE PILOT COMPARTMENT IF THE COCKPIT DOOR BECOMES JAMMED.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 4/25/1975
Response: FAA LTR: THE RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN ENTERED IN THE FIRST BIENNIAL OPERATIONS REVIEW PROGRAM (1975-1976) AS PRESENTED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER FEBRUARY 28, 1975. YOU WILL RECEIVE THE COMPILATIONS FOR THE REVIEW BY MAY 30, 1975. NOTE: THE AMENDMENT TO 14 CFR 121.439 WAS PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER, VOL. 43, PAGE 22648 OF 5/25/78.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 2/24/1975
Response:

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 1/29/1975
Response: FAA LTR: WE ARE EVALUATING THE PROBLEM IDENTIFIED IN THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO DETERMINE WHETHER A REGULATORY PROJECT IS FEASIBLE. WE WILL APPRECIATE RECEIVING DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE FOUR SIMILAR OCCURRENCES CITED IN THE RECOMMENDATION BACKGROUND MATERIAL AND ANY INFORMATION WHICH YOU MAY HAVE CONCERNING INJURIES SUSTAINED AS A RESULT OF JAMMED COCKPIT DOORS.