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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-76-081
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Synopsis: ON NOVEMBER 12, 1975, AN EASTERN AIR LINES BOEING 727 CRASHED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AT RALEIGH-DURHAM AIRPORT, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA. THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD'S INVESTIGATION OF THAT ACCIDENT HAS DISCLOSED THAT THE RESTRAINT SYSTEM OF THE FORWARD FLIGHT ATTENDANT'S JUMPSEAT, AS INSTALLED, CAN CONTRIBUTE TO UNNECESSARY INJURIES TO FLIGHT ATTENDANTS DURING IN-FLIGHT TURBULENCE OR DURING CRASH LANDINGS.
Recommendation: INSPECT THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT JUMPSEATS ON ALL OTHER AIR CARRIER AIRCRAFT TO INSURE THAT THE SEATBELT TIEDOWNS ARE POSITIONED PROPERLY; WHERE IMPROPER INSTALLATIONS ARE FOUND, TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO REQUIRE THAT THE TIEDOWNS BE RELOCATED.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Raleigh, NC, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA76AZ011
Accident Reports: Eastern Air Lines, Inc., Boeing 727-225, N8838E (Revised)
Report #: AAR-76-15
Accident Date: 11/12/1975
Issue Date: 5/19/1976
Date Closed: 12/30/1981
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 12/30/1981
Response: We are informed that the restraint systems on all air carrier aircraft have been a examined as recommended. A-76-81 is now classified closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/11/1981
Response: FAA LTR: THE FAA HAS FULLY COMPLIED WITH THE BOARD'S RECOMMENDATION. IF THE BOARD IS AWARE OF ANY UNSAFE FLIGHT ATTENDANT SEAT INSTALLATIONS AND WISHES TO MAKE THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO THE FAA, WE WILL THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE THE INSTALLATIONS. SHORT OF SUCH DATA BEING PROVIDED BY THE BOARD, THE FAA INTENDS TO TAKE NO FURTHER ACTION ON THIS RECOMMENDATION AND CONSIDERS ACTION COMPLETED ON THIS RECOMMENDATION.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 9/22/1980
Response: . . . in view of the results of the above-mentioned boeing study, safety recommendations a-76-80 and 81 may well have been unduly restrictive in citing the then commonly accepted seatbelt angel guidelines of 45 to 55 degrees. However, the board believes that the intent of these recommendations still is valid. Therefore, as alternate acceptable action,the faa should complete the following items to fulfill the intent of safety recommendations a-76-80 and 81. . . . the safety board awaits your response at which time a decision can be made whether the board should revise the status of safety recommenda- tions a-76-80 and 81.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 9/8/1976
Response: FAA LTR: FLIGHT ATTENDANT SEAT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS ON ALL OTHER AIR CARRIER AIRCRAFT WERE EXAMINED, INCLUDING THOSE OF THE WIDE-BODY JUMBO JETS. RESULTS OF THIS EXAMINATION AND SUPPORTING SERVICE HISTORY INDICATE THAT THE TIEDOWNS ARE PROPERLY POSITIONED. THEREFORE, NO FURTHER ACTION IS CONTEMPLATED.