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NTSB issues recommendations to minimize risk of precipitation induced engine fla
7 September 2005

In the wake of the January 2002 accident of a Garuda B737 in Indonesia, the U.S. NTSB issued two safety recommendations. The accident involved a dual-engine flameout while descending through in heavy precipitation. This accident was preceded by three similar occurrences in 1987 and 1988. The NTSB recommends the FAA to complete the review of the current turbofan engine certification standards for rain and hail ingestion. The FAA should also make sure that there are effective operational strategies and related guidance materials to minimize the chance of a dual-engine power loss. (NTSB)