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In addition, we conduct transportation safety research studies and offer information and other assistance to family members and survivors for each accident or event we investigate. 

We also serve as the appellate authority​ for enforcement actions involving aviation and mariner certificates issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and US Coast Guard, and we adjudicate appeals of civil penalty actions taken by the FAA.​​​​

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13 Jun 2024

NTSB to Meet and Approve Final Report on Norfolk Southern Train Derailment…

NTSB Chair will also hold two community meetings ​​

WASHINGTON (June 13, 2024) — The National Transportation Safety Board will return to East…

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6 Jun 2024

Air Traffic Control Issues, Lack of Safety Technology Led to Near-Collision…

​​​​NTSB Recommends System to Alert Controllers and Pilots to Potential Traffic Conflicts

WASHINGTON (June 6, 2024) — Today, the National…

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4 Jun 2024

NTSB Releases Abstract of Final Report on 2023 JFK Airport Runway…

​​NTSB Again Recommends Technology to Warn Pilots of Collision Risk

WASHINGTON (June 4, 2024) — Interruptions and multitasking led to distractions that…

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