NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


NTSB WEB SITE NOW GIVES NOTICE OF UPCOMING GENERAL AVIATION FINAL ACCIDENT REPORTS

June 20, 2001

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Transportation Safety Board has added a new feature to its web site that gives notice of pending releases of probable cause briefs of general aviation accidents. The new feature debuted this week.

Under the new procedure, the Board will list accidents on its web site for which final reports are nearing completion, and indicate the week of their anticipated release. The accidents will be listed by accident number, date, location and aircraft registration number. For example, this week's list contains 103 general aviation accidents, and states that the final reports are expected to be available the week of July 2.

"Although the Safety Board has been publishing final accident reports on its web site for several years, we realize that it has sometimes been difficult for interested persons to know when a particular report would appear," NTSB Acting Chairman Carol Carmody said in announcing the new procedure. "Now, affected family members, news media representatives and the general public will be better able to prepare for the release of final accident reports."

The NTSB issues almost 2,000 aviation accident and incident reports a year. They are published on the Board's web site.

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.