NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


November 16, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Transportation Safety Board has added a new page to its website providing the public with information on foreign aviation accident investigations in which the NTSB has participated.

The Safety Board is responsible for investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States, about 1,800 a year. Less known by the public is the Board's considerable activity overseas. Under provisions of the International Civil Aviation Organization, the NTSB participates in aviation investigations in a foreign state involving an aircraft of U.S. registry, a U.S. operator, or an aircraft of U.S. design or manufacture.

The new page has two major features. The first is a table listing foreign investigations having significant NTSB involvement during the preceding 24 months. Currently, that list contains 23 investigations. Information listed includes date, location and brief description of the accident; the make, model and registration number of the aircraft; the severity of the event; and the type of operation.

The second feature is a searchable database of more than 2,600 foreign accident investigations going back to the 1960s.

"This is a terrific new resource for the public," NTSB Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker said. "This valuable information shows the extent of the Safety Board's involvement in improving the safety of aviation all around the world."

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of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.