NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


March 22, 2005

Washington, D.C. - The National Transportation Safety Board has published its first issue of the Journal of Accident Investigation. This is a biannual publication to promote transportation safety through science, and is affiliated with the NTSB Academy in Ashburn, Virginia.

The Safety Board's objective for the Journal is to provide the public an exchange of ideas and information developed through NTSB's accident investigations in all modes of transportation. It will contain published research and technical articles on accident investigations that may be of interest to professionals in safety, accident investigation, engineering and the behavioral sciences.

The Journal will also include short reports of major developments, news, events, research efforts, and announcements of upcoming courses, forums, symposiums and public hearings conducted by NTSB.

In the first issue, the featured articles include:

* "Combating Hardcore Drunk Driving" by Susan Molinari, Chairman of the Century Council

* "Fighting Fatigue" by Representative James L. Oberstar of Minnesota, Ranking Democratic Member, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

* "Safety and Security" by Representative Don Young of Alaska, Chairman, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

* "Information Management in Aviation Accident Investigations" by Dana Schulze, Jana Price, National Transportation Safety Board, and Tina Panontin, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

* "Impact Resistance of Steel from Derailed Tank Cars in Minot, North Dakota" by Frank Zakar, National Transportation Safety Board

* "Air Cargo Safety Forum" by Joseph M. Sedor, National Transportation Safety Board

Copies of the Journal are available on the NTSB web site.

NTSB Media Contact:
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100



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.