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Aircraft accident report : runway departure during attempted takeoff Tower Air Flight 41 Boeing 747-136, N605FF JFK International Airport, New York December 20, 1995
  • Published Date:
    1996-12-01
  • Language:
    English
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Aircraft accident report : runway departure during attempted takeoff Tower Air Flight 41 Boeing 747-136, N605FF JFK International Airport, New York December 20, 1995
Details:
  • Publication/ Report Number:
    NTSBIAAR-96/04 ; PB96-910404
  • Resource Type:
  • TRIS Online Accession Number:
    735873
  • NTL Classification:
    NTL-AVIATION-Aviation Safety/Airworthiness
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  • Abstract:
    This report explains the runway departure during attempted takeoff of Tower Air flight 41, N605FF, a Boeing 747-136 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, on December 20, 1995. The safety issues discussed in this report include the adequacy of Boeing and air carrier procedures for B-747 operations on slippery runways; adequacy of flight simulators for training B-747 pilots in slippery runway operations; security of galley equipment installed on transport category aircraft; role of communications among flight attendants and between the cabin crew and the flightcrew; adequacy of Tower Air galley security training; compliance of Tower Air's maintenance department with its established procedures; failure of the FDR system to function during the accident; adequacy of the Tower Air operational management structure; adequacy of FAA surveillance and workload imposed on POIs; adequacy of runway friction measurement requirements, including correlation of runway friction measurements with aircraft braking and ground handling performance, Safety recommendations concerning these issues were made to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Tower Air, Inc. This report was Adopted: December 2,1996; Notation 6671A

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