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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On April 11, 1996, about 0824 mountain daylight time, a privately owned Cessna 177B, registration N3.5207, collided with terrain after a loss of control following takeoff from runway 30 at the Cheyenne Airport, Cheyenne, Wyoming. The pilot in command, pilot trainee,! and rear seat passenger (the pilot trainee?s father) were fatally injured. Instrument meteorological conditions existed at the time, and a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan had been filed. The f...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On December 28, 1995, during the departure climbout from Touiouse, France, a Boeing 737-232 airplane, F-GSCL., equipped with Pratt & Whitney Op&W) model JT8D-7B engines and operated by Euralair on a flight from Toulouse to London, England, experienced an uncontained failure of the number 1 (No. 1) engine, 9? stage high pressure compressor (HPC) disk, and lost hydraulic system ?A? pressure. The flight returned to Toulouse, and landed without further incident. Exa...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On April 11, 1996, about 0824 mountain daylight time, a privately owned Cessna I77B, registration N35207, collided with terrain after a loss of control following takeoff from runway 30 at the Cheyenne Airport, Cheyenne, Wyoming. The pilot in command, pilot trainee,? and rear seat passenger (the pilot trainee?s father) were fatally injured. Instrument meteorological conditions existed at the time. The flight, which was a continuation of a transcontinental flight ...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On October 2, 1996, at about 1112 Eastern Daylight Time, a Piper PA-32-300, N2881W, crashed in a heavily wooded area in Brandywine, Maryland, about 2 miles south of its intended destination, the Washington Executive Byde Field Airport, Clinton, Maryland. The pilot and two passengers were killed, and the airplane was destroyed. At the time of the accident, instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) prevailed. The flight had originated in Somerville, New Jersey, a...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On February 21, 1997, at approximately 1400 Eastern Standard Time, a deHavilland DHC-8 (Dash 8), N923HA, operated by Piedmont Airlines as flight 3241, experienced a flight control malfunction while on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Just before touchdown, there was an uncommanded disconnect of the roll system. The captain was able to continue the approach and land the airplane safely. No injuries were reported, and the a...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Timely, complete, and accurate flight data recorder (FDR) data are critical to accident investigations so that government and aviation industry personnel call quickly identify safety problems and take proper corrective actions However, in its recent investigations of aviation accidents and incidents...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On February 19, 1996, at 0902 Central Standard Time, Continental Airlines (COA) flight 1943, a Douglas DC-9-32, N10556, landed wheels up on runway 27 at the Houston Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas. The airplane slid 6,850 feet before coming to rest in the grass about 140 feet left of the runway centerline. The cabin began to fill with smoke, and the captain ordered the evacuation of the airplane. There were 82 passengers, 2 flightcrew members, and 3 fli...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On January 9, 1997, an EMB-120, operating as Comair flight 3272, crashed in Monroe, Michigan, while being vectored for the approach to runway .3R at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) The flight was operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part I35 All 26 passengers and 3 crewmembers were killed, and the airplane was destroyed by impact forces and post-crash fire The Safety Board's investigation of this accident is continuing, and the...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The National Transportation Safety Board has investigated two accidents in which failure of a Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) alternator coupling resulted in a total loss of engine power. The first accident, which occurred at Clarksburg, Tennessee, on August 19, 1994, involved a Cessna 172XP airplane with a TCM IO-360-K engine The accident circumstances are described in the following excerpt from the Safety Board?s brief of the accident While en route to his d...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: About 5:05 p.m., Central Standard Time, on November 19, 1996, United Express flight 5925, a Beech (BE) 1900C landing on runway 13 at the Baldwin Municipal Airport in Quincy, Illinois, collided at the intersection of runway 13 and runway 04 with a Beech KingAir A-90 that was departing from runway 04. The collision resulted in a fire that engulfed both airplanes. As a result of the collision and fire, all 10 passengers and the 2 crewmembers aboard the United Expre...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The National Transportation Safety Board has completed the investigation of three incidents involving detachment and asymmetric deployment of outboard wing flaps in Beech? 1900 series airplanes and is currently investigating a fourth incident, which occurred on June 19, 19972. The flap malfunctions occurred when the flaps became detached from the wing flap tracks. Three of the occurrences involved interference/jamming of the ailerons because of the detachment. T...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On May 21, 1997, SkyWest Airlines flight 724, an Embraer EMB-120ER airplane, equipped with Pratt & Whitney of Canada (PWC) PWl18B turboprop engines, experienced a fire in the right engine nacelle following takeoff from the San Diego International-Lindbergh Field, San Diego, California. Flight 724 was operating under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121 as a regularly scheduled passenger flight from San Diego to Los Angela, Califo...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On March 4, 1994, a Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk, N2496L, crashed during a biennial flight review for a private pilot in Inman, Kansas. The flight review was being administered by a certified flight instructor (CFI) who held airplane single engine, muitiengine, and instrument ratings and had 7,945 hours total flight time, including 745 hours in the PA-38-112. The private pilot's logbook was destroyed in the accident, but he was believed to have had approximately 100...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On December 22, 1996, at 1810 Eastern Standard Time, a Douglas DC-8-63, N827AX, operated by ABX Air Inc. (Airborne Express) impacted mountainous terrain in the vicinity of Narrows, Virginia, while on a post-modification functional evaluation flight (FED.' The three flightcrew members and three maintenance avionics technicians on board were fatally injured.' The airplane was destroyed by the impact and a postcrash fire. The FEF, which originated from Piedmont Tri...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: During a detailed review of accidents involving amateur-built aircraft, the Safety Board found that the manner in which some information is stored in the Federal Aviation Administration?s (FAA) aircraft registry data base prevents it from being used to disseminate safety information to owners of amateur-built experimental aircraft. The Safety Board also found that some accidents may be related to inadequate flight training by pilots who flight test or transition...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On May 11, 1996, at 1413:42 Eastern Daylight Time, a Douglas DC-9-32 crashed into the Everglades about 10 minutes after takeoff from Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida. The airplane, N904VJ, was being operated by ValuJet Airlines, Inc , as flight 592. Both pilots, the three flight attendants, and all 105 passengers were killed. Visual meteorological conditions existed in the Miami area at the time of the takeoff. Flight 592, operating under the provisio...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On May 11, 1996, at 1413:42 Eastern Daylight Time, a Douglas DC-9-32 crashed into the Everglades about 10 minutes after takeoff from Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida. The airplane, N904VJ, was being operated by Valulet Airlines, Inc., as flight 592. Both pilots, the three flight attendants, and all 105 passengers were killed. Visual meteorological conditions existed in the Miami area at the time of the takeoff. Flight 592, operating under the provisio...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On May 11, 1996, at 1413:42 Eastern Daylight Time, a Douglas DC-9-32 crashed into the Everglades about 10 minutes after takeoff from Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida. The airplane, N904VJ, was being operated by ValuJet Airlines, Inc., as flight 592. Both pilots, the three flight attendants, and all 105 passengers were killed. Visual meteorological conditions existed in the Miami area at the time of the takeoff. Flight 592, operating under the provisio...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On May 11, 1996, at 1413:42 Eastern Daylight Time, a Douglas DC-9-32 crashed into the Everglades about 10 minutes after takeoff from Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida. The airplane, N904VJ, was being operated by ValuJet Airlines, Inc., as flight 592. Both pilots, the three flight attendants, and all 105 passengers were killed. Visual meteorological conditions existed in the Miami area at the time of the takeoff. Flight 592, operating under the provisio...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On April 28,1997, United Airlines (United) flight 1210, a Boeing 737-222 equipped with Pratt & Whitney) JTSD-7B engines, experienced an uncontained failure of the No. 2 (right) engine high pressure compressor (HPC) IO*-stage disk during takeoff O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois. Flight 1210 was a regularly scheduled passenger flight from Chicago to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, operating under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (C...

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