NTSB Training Center.

Title Aircraft Accident Investigation for General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) 
Description Designed specifically for the CAAC, this course provided participants with a comprehensive overview of the procedures and methods used and the skills required to investigate an aircraft accident. Examples from recent accident investigations were used to demonstrate particular aspects of the investigative process.

January 24 - February 2, 2005

Location NTSB Training Center • 45065 Riverside Parkway • Ashburn, Virginia 20147
  • Site documentation and management
  • Operational and mechanical aspects of aircraft performance
  • Turbine and reciprocating engines
  • Fire and explosions
  • Fracture recognition
  • Weather
  • Radar analysis
  • NTSB "party" process
  • Progress meetings
  • Survival factors
  • Human performance
  • Survivor interviews and witness reports
  • Working with local area responders
  • Safety recommendations
  • Case studies include midair collisions, in-flight fires, in-flight breakups and weather-related accidents
Performance Results Upon completion of this course the participants were be able to:
  • Discuss the entire process, from when the NTSB receives the initial notification that an accident has occurred through the issuance of the final report and determination of the accident’s probable cause
  • Define the five major aspects of site management at an accident scene
  • Identify how safety recommendations – the primary accomplishments of an accident investigation – are developed and issued
  • Identify what questions to ask accident witnesses to elicit the most accurate information
  • Distinguish the difference between structural failures that may have caused the accident and tructural damage that occurred as a result of the accident
More Information Email TrainingCenter@ntsb.gov or call (571) 223-3900