Accident Board Recommendations

The NTSB issued a total of 18 safety recommendations in the official results related to this accident. The following is a brief, categorized summary of the safety recommendations:

  • Eight of the safety recommendations were related to bird control at airports and their associated hazards to aircraft operations. Some of these recommendations were specific to JFK Airport and other large international airports in the greater New York City area, and others addressed bird hazard reduction programs.
  • Six of the safety recommendations were related to the CF6 engine's capability to meet the foreign object ingestion criteria, including the engine bird ingestion criteria, found in Advisory Circular (AC) 33-1A.
  • Two of the safety recommendations requested that the FAA review and increase the bird ingestion certification standards for large turbofan engines.
  • Two of the safety recommendations were issued on flight attendant seat restraint systems that addressed inadvertent seatbelt release.

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