AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT--UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 811, BOEING 747-122, N4713U, HONOLULU, HAWAII, FEBRUARY 24, 1989
This report explains the sudden opening of an improperly latched cargo door in flight on United Airlines flight 811 near Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 24, 1989. The safety issues discussed in the report include the design and certification of the Boeing 747 cargo doors; the operation and maintenance of the cargo doors; portable emergency oxygen bottles; storage compartments over emergency exit doors; flight attendant communications during an emergency; life preservers; and aircraft rescue and firefighting. Recommendations addressing these issues were made to the Federal Aviation Administration, the State of Hawaii, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
National Transportation Safety BoardOffice of Aviation Safety
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1990-4-16
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 72 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation; Aircraft; Cargo compartments; Certification; Crashes; Design; Disaster preparedness; Disasters and emergency operations; Doors; Fire fighting; Flight attendants; Life support systems; Maintenance; Recommendations; Search and rescue operations; Vehicle occupant rescue
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo doors
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Education and Training; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00496743
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/AAR-90/01
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM