NR20230126.aspxThe 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 —
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.