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Accident Report Detail

Safety Recommendation Report: Addressing Motorcoach Driver Seat Design to Prevent Separation in a Crash

Executive Summary

​The NTSB is investigating a motorcoach collision that occurred in San Jose, California, on January 19, 2016.1 During our investigation, we identified a potential problem with the driver seat attachment. This safety recommendation report describes the conditions under which the driver seat detached from the floor. As a result of our findings, the NTSB is issuing one safety recommendation to the motorcoach manufacturer, Motor Coach Industries International, Inc. (MCI).

Probable Cause


To Motor Coach Industries International, Inc.:

Evaluate and, if appropriate, modify the driver and passenger floor structure design on new motorcoaches to prevent driver seat separation during crashes. (H-17-1)

Accident Location: San Jose , CA USA  
Accident Date: 1/19/2016
Accident ID: HWY16MH005

Date Adopted: 3/22/2017
NTSB Number: HSR1701
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