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​The left elevator of the accident airplane being recovered from the ocean floor.​

NTSB: Aerodynamic Stall Led To Crash of Business Jet

Aug. 21, 2023
A series of poor decisions in the cockpit led to the crash of a business jet that killed all six people on board, the National Transportation Safety Board detailed in a report...
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Homendy Commends House for Investing in Safety

July 21, 2023
National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy commended the House of Representatives for reauthorizing and increasing funding for the NTSB for the next five years...
Business & General Aviation

NTSB at Oshkosh 2023

July 20, 2023
National Transportation Safety Board investigators and leaders — including Chair Jennifer Homendy — will participate in a series of presentations at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh...
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NTSB Improves CAROL and Aviation Investigation Search Functions on Website

July 17, 2023
​​​Expanded aviation dataset available on
Education & Training

NTSB Chair to Hold May 23 Event on Runway Incursions

May 8, 2023
NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy will host a May 23 in-person roundtable discussion on the danger of runway incursions in the United States.Although the number of runway incursions...

NTSB Publishes Additional Comments on Ethiopia’s Final Report on 737 MAX 8 Accident

Jan. 24, 2023
Although the NTSB agrees with the overall finding related to the role the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System and related systems played in the accident, the EAIB’...
​Examples of horizontal stabilizer actuators and lock rings. On the left, the lock ring is fully inserted, and, on the right, the lock ring is partially inserted.

NTSB Identifies Possible Safety Issue in Mutiny Bay Plane Crash

Oct. 25, 2022
National Transportation Safety Board investigators identified a possible safety issue with a flight control of the De Havilland Canada DHC-3 that crashed into Mutiny Bay, Washington...
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Quality Control

Jet Fuel Contamination Subject of NTSB Safety Alert

July 29, 2019
The NTSB wants fuel providers to ensure they store all chemicals in labeled containers and that they add a “NOT FOR AVIATION USE” label to all DEF containers.
Business & General Aviation

Reducing Loss-of-Control Accidents in General Aviation Focus of NTSB Roundtable

April 19, 2018
Eighteen industry and government experts will participate in the one-day roundtable on April 24

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Harald Reichel, an Aerospace Engineer with the NTSB's Office of Aviation Safety, examines the engine of a Liberty Helicopters' helicopter that crashed in the East River here Sunday, March 11, 2018. The NTSB's Go Team has formed an operations group, airworthiness group, powerplants group and a survival factors group to conduct the NTSB's investigation of the crash. Reichel is the chair of the powerplants group. A weather group and air traffic control group were also formed using NTSB investigators in Washington.

NTSB Issues Urgent Safety Recommendation to Prohibit Flights that Use Unsafe Harness Systems

March 19, 2018
The harness system was not installed by the helicopter manufacturer; it was comprised of off-the-shelf components that were provided to the passengers by FlyNYON, the company ...

UPDATE: NTSB Investigation of New York City Helicopter Crash

March 14, 2018
The flight originated from Helo Kearny Heliport (65NJ), Kearny, New Jersey.

Drone Operator Errors Caused Drone, Helicopter Collision

Dec. 14, 2017
The National Transportation Safety Board determined Dec. 14, the operator of a drone that collided with an U.S. Army helicopter failed to see and avoid the helicopter because ...

NTSB Announces Slight Drop in 2013 Transportation Fatalities in Most Categories

Feb. 4, 2015
Aviation deaths decreased from 451 to 443. Nearly 87 percent of aviation fatalities occurred in general aviation accidents (387), a decrease from the previous year (440).

NTSB Announces Slight Drop in 2013 Transportation Fatalities in Most Categories

Feb. 4, 2015
Aviation deaths decreased from 451 to 443. Nearly 87 percent of aviation fatalities occurred in general aviation accidents (387), a decrease from the previous year (440).
Education & Training

NTSB To Offer Training on Emergency Communications Involved in Major Aircraft Accidents and Incidents

Aug. 11, 2014
Training offered on October 23-24, 2014, at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia

FAA Issues Airworthiness Directive on General Electric GEenx Engines

Sept. 24, 2012
September 21, 2012. The NTSB applauds the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) action calling for immediate initial and recurring inspections of the fan midshaft installed ...
Business & General Aviation

NTSB Completes Data Collection for Study on Experimental-Amateur Built Aircraft Accidents

Jan. 26, 2012
The EAA has supported the study by conducting a web-based survey of E-AB owners and builders.
Airports & Municipalities

NTSB Announces Preliminary Agenda for Hearing on Air Race and Air Show Safety

Dec. 21, 2011
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today announced the preliminary agenda for a one-day hearing on air show and air race safety. The hearing, which is open to all...