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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The National Transportation Safety Board ​is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation — highway, marine, pipeline​​, and railroad. We determine the probable cause of the accidents we investigate and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, we conduct transportation safety research and coordinate the resources of the federal government and other organizations to assist victims and their family members​ who have been impacted by major transportation disasters.

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21 Oct 2021

NTSB Issues Investigative Update in Fatal Texas Tesla Crash

​​WASHINGTON (Oct. 21, 2021) – The National Transportation Safety Board Thursday issued an investigative update into the April 17 fatal crash of a…

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17 Oct 2021

NTSB to Provide an Investigative Update for WMATA Train Derailment

​​​​WASHINGTON (Oct. 17, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a media briefing on Monday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. to provide an…

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14 Oct 2021

Statement of NTSB Chair on FAA’s Alaska Air Safety Report

​​WASHINGTON (Oct. 14, 2021) — "Today’s action by the FAA is a step forward in addressing Alaska’s unique place in aviation safety,’’ said NTSB Chair…

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