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20 Jan 2022

NTSB to FAA: Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors in General Aviation Aircraft

​​WASHINGTON (Jan. 20, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board has called on the Federal Aviation Administration for the second time to…

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20 Jan 2022

NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy Praises New IIHS Rating Program for Partial…

​​​WASHINGTON (January 20, 2022) -- National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy Thursday praised the Insurance Institute for Highway…

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19 Jan 2022

NTSB Continues to Highlight Need to Improve Rail Worker Safety

​​​WASHINGTON (Jan. 19, 2022) — Five years after the Jan. 17, 2017, Edgemont, South Dakota, tragedy in which two railroad roadway workers were struck…

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