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Interim Recommendation issued to: Ansett Australia

Recommendation details
Output No: IR19980223
Date issued: 23 February 1999
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Interim Recommendation was developed

Output text

The Bureau of Air Safety Investigation recommends that all Australian airlines introduce a company requirement for passengers to wear seat belts at all times when seated.

In addition, as a result of the investigation into the above safety deficiency, the Bureau simultaneously issues interim recommendation IR980222 to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority:

"The Bureau of Air Safety Investigation recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority develop a regulatory requirement for passengers to wear seat belts at all times when seated".

Initial response
Date issued: 29 March 1999
Response from: Ansett Australia
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

Shortly after the event the company issued an Operational Instruction to amend the Flight Operations Policy and Procedures Manual. The instruction required an in-flight announcement to be made on each sector to reflect the company policy "that if the FASTEN SEATBELT sign has been switched OFF and passengers do not have to move about the cabin, they are required to keep their seatbelts fastened at all times when seated".

I believe that the instruction to our crews complies with the intent of your recommendation.

 
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