National Transportation Safety Board


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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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US National Transportation Safety Board investigators are focusing their probe on why the two pilots and the controller failed to notice that the aircraft was not on the main 7,000-ft.
If the National Transportation Safety Board determines that Wednesday's crash was due to a flaw in all P-3 Orions, federal officials say the remaining six planes would be grounded.
Following the Placentia collision - caused when a Metrolink train was hit head-on by a freight train - the National Transportation Safety Board said the two passenger fatalities and ``many'' of the serious injuries ``likely resulted from impact with the workstation table edges.
The Federal Aviation Administration should not exempt airplanes with fewer than 30 seats from rules requiring inspections of older planes, the National Transportation Safety Board says.
The supervisors also directed the County Counsel's Office to ask Union Pacific and the National Transportation Safety Board to submit a status report on its inspection of railroad tracks in the county.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt new icing regulations for some planes.
The planes are among 33 privately owned firefighting air tankers whose contracts with the federal government were terminated in May after a sweeping National Transportation Safety Board study that questioned the safety of the aging planes.
National Transportation Safety Board hearing issue was Midway's lack of an RSA, which at standard length should be 1,000 ft.
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