Former NTSB officials said the agency is relying too much on the FAA. "The idea is that the NTSB is an independent agency - independent of the FAA," said Peter Goelz, former managing director of the NTSB.
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Helicopter crashes draw attention of NTSB
Led by several high-profile cases, the number of high-risk runway incidents climbed to 31 in fiscal 2006, up from 29 in 2005 and 28 in 2004.
The EAA has supported the study by conducting a web-based survey of E-AB owners and builders.