National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency responsible for investigating all civil aviation accidents and other significant accidents in railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline transportation. The NTSB's mission is to improve transportation safety. Its accident investigation findings are used to make safety recommendations and improvements that will make transportation safer.

The NTSB was established by Congress and began operation on April 1, 1967. It became a completely independent agency on April 1, 1975. To maintain impartiality, it is not affiliated with any other agency or organization, although it works with other agencies and organizations in accident investigations. Since its founding, the NTSB has investigated more than 124,000 aviation accidents and more than 10,000 surface transportation accidents. The NTSB does not have regulatory ...

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