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Who We Are and What We Do

​​​​​​​​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 events in the other modes of transportation—railroad, transit, highway, marine, pipeline, and commercial space. We determine the probable causes of the accidents and events we investigate and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future occurrences. 

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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30 Nov 2023

Maintenance Error Leads to Engine Room Fire Aboard Chemical Tank Vessel

​​WASHINGTON (Nov. 30, 2023) — A maintenance error caused an engine room fire aboard the Endo Breeze last year, resulting in $1.2 million in damages,…

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30 Nov 2023

NTSB to Hold Summit on Pilot Mental Health

​​​WASHINGTON (Nov. 30, 2023) —The National Transportation Safety Board will host a Dec 6 in-person roundtable discussion on mental health concerns in…

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28 Nov 2023

NTSB Releases Report of Sinking of Commercial Fishing Vessel off Georgia…

​​No injuries or pollution reported

WASHINGTON (Nov. 28, 2023) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued Marine Investigation Report 23-24…

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