NTSB Relieves Air Traffic Controllers Group of Party Status in Hudson River Midair Collision Investigation

Among the rules parties agree to is that they will not reveal investigative information being learned through that process, nor publicly comment on it. NATCA has held several press conferences since the incident.


"Although we appreciate the technical expertise our parties provide during the course of an investigation," NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman said, "it is counterproductive when an organization breaches the party agreement and publicly interprets or comments on factual information generated by that investigation. Our rules are set up precisely to avoid the prospect of each party offering their slant on the information. I regret that we have had to remove NATCA from the investigation."

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