NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB to consider new safety alerts for the general aviation community

March 8, 2013

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board will meet to consider five Safety Alerts aimed at reducing the number of general aviation accidents. A Safety Alert is a brief information sheet that pinpoints a particular safety issue and offers practical remedies to address the hazard.

Each year the NTSB investigates about 1500 GA accidents in which about 475 pilots and passengers are killed and hundreds more are seriously injured.

The safety issue areas under consideration at the Board meeting will include:

General Aviation Safety has been on the NTSB's Most Wanted List since 2011: http://go.usa.gov/2Wu3

Event: Board Meeting

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 9:30 am EST

Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center
429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594

Participants: NTSB Board Members

Live Webcast: A link to the webcast will be available on the following page shortly before the start of the meeting: http://www.capitolconnection.net/capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm

NTSB Media Contact:
Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Peter Knudson



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.