IndAeMed_F: NTSB advisory

  • From: "Anupam Agarwal" <anupam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <indaemed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2004 11:45:03 +0530

dear list,

believe it or not - the NTSB is citing the following accident to make 
restraints mandatory

On July 16, 2003, an 86-year-old man, driving a Buick 
LeSabre, struck a stopped car, continued through an 
intersection and drove through a Santa Monica, California 
farmers' market striking pedestrians and vendors displays.  
As a result of the accident, there were 10 fatalities and 63 
injuries.  Neither the driver of the Buick or the stopped 
car were injured.  Media Contact:  Keith Holloway, (202) 

The Board recommended in 1995 that the FAA require "that all 
occupants [of airliners] be restrained during takeoff, 
landing, and turbulent conditions, and that all infants and 
small children be restrained in a manner appropriate to 
their size." (Recommendation A-95-51)  This item is on the 
NTSB's Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements.  The Board 
will discuss whether to reclassify the FAA's actions in 
response to this recommendation (it is currently classified 
"Open Acceptable Action") and whether to retain the issue on 
its Most Wanted List.  Media Contact:  Ted Lopatkiewicz, 
(202) 314-6100


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