Sunday, February 14, 2016

NTSB hammers FAA over issues in Colgan crash

The National Transportation Safety Board today repeated something it has said numerous times before: It makes recommendations about serious aviation safety issues, and the Federal Aviation Administration takes years to respond, if it does. NTSB chair Deborah Hersman said it again as the board reported on the causes of the Colgan Air/Continental Express crash a year ago near Buffalo. Find a good AP story here.

NTSB hammers FAA over issues in Colgan crash

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The National Transportation Safety Board today repeated something it has said numerous times before: It makes recommendations about serious aviation safety issues, and the Federal Aviation Administration takes years to respond, if it does. NTSB chair Deborah Hersman said it again as the board reported on the causes of the Colgan Air/Continental Express crash a year ago near Buffalo. Find a good AP story here.

Another story, on the New York Times Web site, adds more detail from the board hearing testimony on errors the crew made before and during the flight. Find it at this link. 

 

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