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NTSB: safety recommendations on systemic deficiencies in maintenance programs
1 August 2007

In the wake of the Chalks Grumman G-73T Turbo Mallard accident investigation, the NTSB issued two safety recommendations. The NTSB recommends that the FAA:
Verify that the maintenance programs of commercial aircraft operators include stringent criteria to address recurring or systemic discrepancies, including, if necessary, further analysis of the discrepancies through a comprehensive engineering evaluation. (A-07-39)
Identify the systemic deficiencies in the maintenance program oversight procedures that led to this accident and modify those procedures to ensure that the maintenance program plans for commercial operators are adequate to ensure the continued airworthiness, both structural and otherwise, of the operator