NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

Clint Johnson Named Chief of NTSB Regional Office in Anchorage

September 24, 2012

Washington - Today, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman announced the selection of Clint Johnson as the Chief of the Office of Aviation Safety's Anchorage, Alaska Regional Office.

"It gives me great pleasure to announce Clint's selection to head the Anchorage office," said Chairman Hersman. "Clint has deep roots in Alaska and has distinguished himself by serving as the investigator-in-charge of more than 700 aviation accidents in Alaska, in the US and around the world. Under his leadership, the NTSB's work will contribute to further improvements in air safety in Alaska."

As a senior air safety investigator, Mr. Johnson has served in the Alaska regional office for 15 years. The Anchorage office investigates about 125 accidents each year.

Mr. Johnson led the NTSB's accident investigation go-team involving a De Havilland DHC-3 Turbine Otter crash, which claimed the lives of the pilot and four passengers, including the late Senator Ted Stevens. He also serves as the agency lead on helicopter safety and as NTSB liaison to the Helicopter Association International's safety committee.

Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Alaska, where he earned a degree in Aviation Administration. He and his wife live in Anchorage and have two children.

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