NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


November 17, 2005

The National Transportation Safety Board has made all of its safety recommendations available to the public on the Internet. Since 1967, the Safety Board has issued about 12,400 recommendations dealing with safety issues in aviation, rail, highway, marine and pipeline.

"Making this database available on the web is an important way to provide the American people with direct information on ways to improve safety in all modes of transportation," said NTSB Acting Chairman Mark Rosenker. "Today's action continues our efforts to be an 'open' agency by making the Board's most important product, our recommendations, available to the general public."

Web site visitors can search the database using a variety of criteria, including by mode, by keyword, and by addressee. Also available is the current status of each recommendation for each recipient, as well as a PDF version of the originating recommendation letter. All NTSB safety recommendations are classified open or closed and acceptable or unacceptable based on the recommendation recipient's effort to implement the recommended changes. The recommendation database can be accessed at: www.ntsb.gov/safetyrecs.

Other features that are available on the Board's Web site are reports of thousands of aviation accidents dating back to 1962, major accident reports in all modes of transportation since the mid-1990's, speeches by Board Members, press releases and news advisories.

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.