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National Transportation Safety Board

An agency in the United States responsible for investigating airline, waterway and rail accidents, and some highway car accidents. It also investigates oil and gas pipeline incidents. The board consists of five members appointed by the president with Senate confirmation. It was created in 1967.
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The NTSB is an independent federal agency responsible for investigating transportation accidents, including those involving U.
Although other technologies exist, the NTSB basically is urging greater adoption of ADS-B In's Traffic Information System-Broadcast (TIS-B), a free data stream available to anyone with a suitable receiver but which is not without its own limitations.
NTSB investigators also identified a number of design and manufacturing concerns that could have led to internal short-circuiting within a cell.
Both were reprimanded by the NTSB in August for making statements on Air Cargo World's website related to the investigation.
The NTSB report cited details on parasailing accidents since 2009 in which seven people died and four were injured.
The intern was not identified by name, but the NTSB said, "Appropriate actions will be taken to ensure that such a serious error is not repeated.
The NTSB was also sharply critical of the PHMSA that released an ANPR on Aug.
The NTSB announced, on 14 July this year, that it had undertaken a comprehensive safety study of E-AB aircraft with the support of the EAA, which is hosting the web-based survey, the results of which are being shared with the NTSB.
According to the NTSB, had all the gusset plates met design standards at the time of construction, then--even with the increased weight from the bridge's additions, the increase in traffic, and the weight of the construction materials and machinery--the collapse would not have occurred.
As part of its mandate, the NTSB investigates all civil aviation accidents.
NTSB has fully implemented or made significant progress in adopting leading management practices in all areas where GAO made prior recommendations.
METROLINK: NTSB blames texting for missed red light.