Federal Family Assistance Legislation for Aviation Disasters
Federal laws provide legal mandates under which the NTSB TDA Division, Air Carriers, and the American Red Cross as the designated organization for psychological, emotional and spiritual care, operate:
Legislated Air Carriers
Legal mandates outlined in the Federal Family Assistance Legislation, apply to aviation disasters investigated by the NTSB that meet the criteria under the laws:
Passenger List & Manifest Distribution
For questions associated with passenger list or manifest distribution after transportation disasters, please refer to the NTSB Guidance for Passenger List/Manifest Distribution & Control or contact the NTSB TDA Division directly for further assistance.
As the coordinator of family assistance resources during a legislated aviation accident investigation, the NTSB relies on support from participating organizations including the Federal agencies and other family assistance organizations in accordance with guidance provided in the Federal Family Assistance Plans for Aviation Disasters.
The associated guidance identifies additional participating organization responsibilities known as support tasks following a legislated accident and can be found in the following guidance plans:
Further information and resources associated with our participating organizations & associated family assistance Information can be found in the NTSB Family Assistance Resources Library.
For additional questions related to the Federal Family Assistance Legislation & NTSB Federal Family Assistance Plan for Aviation Disasters, please contact the TDA Division.