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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. Government investigative agency responsible for civil transportation accident investigation. In this role, the NTSB investigates and reports on aviation accidents and incidents, certain types of highway crashes, ship and marine accidents, pipeline incidents and railroad accidents. When requested, the NTSB will assist the military with accident investigation.[1] The NTSB is also in charge of investigating cases of hazardous waste releases that occur during transportation.

 
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U.S. Air Carrier Operations Calendar Year 2000

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: The National Transportation Safety Board?s Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data: U.S. Air Carrier Operations is a statistical review of U.S. commercial aviation accidents that occurred in calendar year 2000. In addition to accident statistics, the review provides general economic and aviation industry indicators that may have influenced aircraft activity during the year. Accident data for the 9 years preceding calendar year 2000 provide an historical con...

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Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data U. S. General Aviation, Ca...

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: The National Transportation Safety Board?s 2000 Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data for U.S. General Aviation is a statistical compilation and review of general aviation accidents that occurred in 2000 involving U.S.-registered aircraft. As a summary of all U.S. general aviation accidents for 2000, the review is designed to inform general aviation pilots and their passengers and to provide detailed information to support future government, industry, and...

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Ntsb Mostwanted Transportation Safety Improvements 2006

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Actions needed by States - Improve Child Occupant Protection: // Enact State laws requiring booster seats for young children. // Enact Primary Seat Belt Enforcement Laws // Increase the number of people who wear seat belts through stronger enforcement laws. // Promote Youth Highway Safety // Enact graduated driver licensing legislation. // Restrict the number of teen passengers traveling with young novice drivers. // Prohibit use of wireless communications devic...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: James L. Kolstad

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: At 6:20 a.m. On December 6, 1988 a tractor-semitrailer combination operated by Island Transportation Corporation (Island) and loaded with 8,800 gallons of gasoline collided with a Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) train at the Roosevelt Avenue grade Crossing near Lafayette street in Carteret New Jersey. The truck overturned and caught fire. The truckdriver died - no other persons were injured The tractor-semitrailer a pickup truck and two houses southwest ...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: James L. Kolstad

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: During the past 16 years, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued over 40 safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pertaining to the aviation hazard of low altitude windshear or the related concern about the timely detection of severe weather. The most significant of these recommendations resulted from the following accidents: Ozark Airlines FH-227B at St. Louis, Missouri...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: James L. Kolstad

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: For many years, the National Transportation Safety Board has documented the major role played by alcohol and other drugs in causing accidents throughout the U.S. transportation system. The Safety Board has recently completed a safety study that focuses on such abuse and other human performance issues in accidents involving heavy trucks. A copy of the report, Fatigue, Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Medical Factors in Fatal-to the- Driver Heavy Truck Crashes (Volume I ...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Carl W. Vogt

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Youth Accident Experience: On November 10, 1991, an 18-year-old swimmer celebrating a swim meet was provided fortified wine by a teammate's 21-years old girlfriend. He quickly drank 1.5 bottles and drove through a residential section of Mesa, Arizona, at over 80 miles per hour (mph) in a 30-mph zone. His car struck and killed a 22-year-old college student and seriously injured a 16-year-old girl as they were walking in a crosswalk. The driver left the scene, but...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Carl W. Vogt

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Recreational boating accidents currently result in the greatest number of transportation fatalities annually after highway accidents. Although the number of fatal recreational boating accidents and fatalities decreased each year from 1985 to 1990, the U.S. Coast Guard indicates that in 1991, the number of fatalities from recreational boating accidents increased to 924 from the 865 fatalities reported in 1990. According to the Coast Guard, the fatality rate-the n...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Carl W. Vogt

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On April 14, 1993, about 06.59:43 Central Daylight Time, American Airlines flight 102 (AAL102), a McDonnell Douglas DC- 10-30, departed runway 17 left, following landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, after a nonstop, overnight flight from Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii. It was raining at the time of the landing, and there we]-e numerous thunderstorms in the area. There were 189 passengers, 3 flightcrew members and 10 cabin crew membe...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On July 2, 1994, about 1843 Eastern Daylight Time, a Douglas DC-9-31, N954VJ, operated by USAir, Inc., as flight 1016, collided with trees and a private residence near the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, shortly after the flightcrew executed a missed approach from the instrument landing system (ILS) approach to runway 18R. The captain, fmt officer, one flight attendant, and one passenger received minor injuries. Two flight att...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On May 28, 1992, the National Transportation Safety Board issued four safety recommendations (A-92-45 through -48) to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concerning fire protection standards for cockpit voice recorders (CVR) and flight data recorders (FDR). The recommendations were prompted by the loss of vital information from several CVRs and FDRs as a result of thermal destruction of the magnetic tape recording media in post impact fires.' The recommend...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On October 31, 1994, at 1559 Central Standard Time, an Avions de Transport Regional, model 72-212 (ATR 72), registration number N401AM, leased to and operated by Simmons Airlines, Incorporated, and doing -business-as- ...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: About 7:55 p.m. on September 20, 1995, a 1994 Toyota Camry driven by a 26-year-old female failed to stop for the red light at an intersection and collided with the left front of a 1985 Toyota Corolla. The weather was clear and dry and there were no visual obstructions. The air bags in the 1994 Toyota Camry deployed at impact. The driver sustained minor bruising on her inner arms and abdomen from contact with the air bag; th*e passenger-side air bag struck the ba...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: About 6:45 pm. on June 9, 1994, a 2-inch-diameter steel gas service fine that had been exposed during excavation separated at a compression coupling about 5 feet north of the north wall of the John T. Gross Towers (Gross Towers), an eight-story retirement home. Gross Towers, located at 14th and Allen Streets (1339 Allen Street), is one of several subsidized-rent residence buildings operated by the Allentown Housing Authority (housing authority) in Allentown, Pen...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: About 6:45 p.m on June 9, 1994, a 2-inch-diameter steel gas service line that had been exposed during excavation separated at a compression coupling about 5 feet from the north wall of John T. Gross Towers, an eight-story retirement home operated by the Allentown Housing Authority at Allentown, Pennsylvania. The failed UGI Utilities, Inc., service line released natural gas at 55 psig pressure, and the escaping gas flowed underground to Gross Towers. The gas pass...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On November 19, 1996, at 1703 Central Daylight Time, a United Express Beechcraft 19OOC (Beech l9OOC), night 5925, collided with a Beechcraft King Air N O , N11270, at the Quincy Municipal Airport near Quincy, Illinois. Flight 5925 was completing its landing roll on runway 13, and the King Air was in its takeoff roll on runway 04 when the collision occurred. Au 10 passengers and two crewmembers aboard night 5925 and the two pilots of the King Air were killed Flig...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On July 17, 1996, about 2031 Eastern Daylight Time, a Boeing 747-131, N93119, operating as Trans World Airlines, Inc., (TWA) Flight 800, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean about 8 miles south of East Moriches, Long Island, New York. TWA Flight 800 was a regularly scheduled international passenger arid cargo flight en route from John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, New York, to Charles De Gaulle International Airport, Paris, France. On board were 212 pass...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On August 19, 1995, a Bellanca Scout Model 8GCBC N86587, sustained an in-flight structural failure of the right wing and crashed on Lufker Airport, East Moriches, New York, killing the pilot The Model 8GCBC is a two-place tandem, strut-braced, high-wing airplane constructed with sitka spruce wing spars and covered with Dacron fabric, The flight was being conducted for the purpose of aerial advertising, (banner towing) According to a witness, the pilot was attemp...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On November 29, 1996, about 1850 hours Pacific Standard Time, the captain on Skywest Airlines flight 5410 sustained an eye injury and was incapacitated when he was irradiated by what is believed to be a laser beam during approach to the Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California The airplane, an Embraer Em-120, was operated by Skywest Airlines as a regularly scheduled domestic passenger flight from Bakersfield, California, to Los Angeles The even...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On March 3, 1991, United Airlines (UAL) flight 58.5, a Boeing 737-291 (B-737-200), N999UA, crashed while maneuvering to land at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The airplane was operating on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121, on a regularly scheduled flight from Denver, Colorado, to Colorado Springs. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces an...

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