AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT: UNCONTAINED ENGINE FAILURE/FIRE VALUJET AIRLINES FLIGHT 597 DOUGLAS DC-9-32, N908VJ ATLANTA, GEORGIA JUNE 8, 1995

This report explains the uncontained engine failure/fire on Valujet Airlines flight 597, a Douglas DC-9-32, N908VJ, at Atlanta Georgia, on June 8, 1995. The safety issues discussed in the report include the clarity of operations specifications for repair stations, recordkeeping requirements for foreign repair stations, regulatory guidance concerning maintenance documentation, intent of "serviceable tags," independently powered public address systems on all transport-category airplanes, flight attendant training programs and manuals, enforcement of occupant restraint requirements, notification of flightcrew of cabin fire, cabin material/fire safety standards, flight attendant attire, and quality of cockpit voice recordings. Safety recommendations concerning these issues were made to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20594
  • Publication Date: 1996-7-30

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/AAR-96/03,, Notation 6579A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1996 12:00AM