Dr. Nicholas Webster, NTSB Medical Officer, writes about the medical analysis aspect of NTSB general aviation accident investigation.
NTSB Member Weener has written an insightful explanation of how an investigation team is constituted and how it conducts its examination of GA accidents.
Reports on the CVR and ADSE-X equipment are valuable reminders that technology and data systems are not replacements for human awareness.
The juxtaposition of the excellent 2016 safety record and these industry messages serve to remind all aviation professionals to remain constantly aware of risks.
A working hypothesis on the aborted SFO taxiway landing. It is too early to assume that corrective action based on early judgment will fix the problem.
These individuals will exercise the judgment, leadership, vision and passion for safety needed for our profession’s future.
Which entities are most culpable in the deaths of these two accidents? Perhaps NTSB is pressured not to declare accidents as having medical causes, when in fact, these accidents were definitively medically caused.
The NTSB released a video and an interactive timeline which chronicles its accomplishments. The past of the NTSB is exemplary, but the forward look is critical to tomorrow’s successes.