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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 May 12, 1997, at 1529 Eastern Daylight Time, an Xirbus Industrie cUOOB4605R 590070, operated by American Airlines as flight 903, experienced an in-flight upset at an altitude of 16,000 feet near West Palm Beach, Florida. During the upset, the stall warning system activated, the airplane rolled to extreme bank angles left and right, and rapidly descended more than 3,000 feet. One passenger sustained serious injuries, and the airplane received minor damage. Fli...

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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, operated as Trans World Airlines (TWA) flight 800, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, about 8 miles south of East Moriches, New York, after taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, New York. All 230 people aboard the airplane were killed. The airplane, which was operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121, was bound for Charles De Gaulle Inte...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On June 17, 1997, just after takeoff from Las Vegas, Nevada, a Reno Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 airplane, N875RA, operating as flight 516, experienced an uncontained failure of the No. 1 (left) engine, a Pratt & Whitney (P&W) JT8D-219, serial number (SN) 708177. The airplane returned to Las Vegas and landed without krther incident. The airplane was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Revelations Pa...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On April 28, 1997, at 1222 mountain standard time, American Airlines flight 230, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, sustained a left engine turbine section fire and tailpipe fire shortly after takeoff from the Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona. The flight was operating in visual flight rules conditions under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121 as a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Tucson to Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. The 5 crewmembers ...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On December 26, 1995, a Piper PA-46-31OP, N800SJ, lost engine power during cruise flight and crashed at Ocala, Florida, while attempting to perform an emergency landing.? The pilot and one of the passengers were seriously injured. The National Transportation Safety Board?s examination of the engine disclosed detonation damage to the No. 6 cylinder piston and scoring of the piston sidewalls at five of the six cylinders. The engine turbocharger?s turbine-inlet tem...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On August 7, 1997, at 1236 Eastern Daylight Time,? a Douglas? DC-8-61, N27UA, operated by Fine Airlines Inc. (Fine Air) as flight 101, crashed after takeoff from runway 27R at Miami International Airport (MIA) in Miami, Florida. The three flightcrew members and one security guard on board were killed, and a motorist was killed on the ground. The airplane was destroyed by impact and a postcrash fire. The cargo flight, with a scheduled destination of Santo Domingo...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Since 1983, the National Transportation Safety Board has investigated 145 accidents involving aerial advertising/banner towing. Forty-five ?of the accidents (3 1 percent) resulted in 37 fatalities and 11 serious injuries. A recent review of the accidents by the Safety Board indicated that a majority of the accidents were associated with one or more of the following critical flight phases, circumstances, or events: the banner pickup maneuver, entangled or snarled...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On August 20, 1997, the left outboard aileron of a Boeing 747-3 12 (747), operating as Ansett Airlines flight 826, deflected to the fill-down position while the airplane was taxiing for takeoff at Brisbane International Airport, Brisbane, Australia. Post incident examination of the aileron control system was conducted by the Bureau of Air Safety Investigation (BASI), Commonwealth of Australia. The examination revealed that one of the left aileron cables (AA- 11)...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On February 17, 1998, the right main landing gear (MLG) of a Boeing 757-200 (757) airplane, operated by Canada 3000 on an intended passenger charter flight from Brussels, Belgium, to Montreal, Canada, collapsed while the airplane was taxiing for takeoff at Brussels International Airport. None of the occupants were injured and the airplane sustained minor damage. The airplane had accumulated 11,450 cycles and 42,196 hours in 8 years and 9 months of service. The N...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On January 5, 1997, a Fairchild Aircraft SA227-AC, N165SW, equipped with two AlliedSignal (formerly Garrett Turbine Engine Company) TPE33 l-1 lU-612 turbopropeller engines, experienced an ice-induced dual-engine flameout.? The flight had originated at Long Beach, California, as an on-demand Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air taxi passenger flight to Grand Canyon Airport, Tusayan, Arizona. The weather at Grand Canyon Airport had deteriorated below ...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On September 6, 1997, a Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) Boeing 737-200, powered by two Pratt & Whitney (P&W) JT8D- 15 engines, experienced an uncommanded acceleration of the No. 2 (right) engine during takeoff roll at Najran, Saudi Arabia. The captain reported that he noticed that the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) overtemperature light for the No. 2 engine was illuminated during the takeoff roll at approximately 110 knots. The captain reduced thrust on the No. 2...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On September 8, 1996, a United Airlines Boeing 737-322, N332UA, experienced what the flightcrew described as severe airframe vibration accompanied by feedback through the rudder pedals after departure from Newark International Airport, Newark, New Jersey. The pilots indicated to the air traffic controller that they would return to the airport and then landed without incident. While investigating this occurrence, the National Transportation Safety Board was infor...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: About 0554 Eastern Daylight Time,? on September 5, 1996, a Douglas DC-lOCF, N68055, operated by the Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) as flight 1406, made an emergency landing at Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, New York, after the flightcrew determined that there was smoke in the cabin cargo compartment. The flight was? operating under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121 as a cargo flight from Memphis, Tennessee, to B...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: About 0554 Eastern Daylight Time,? on September 5, 1996, a Douglas D. ?I-lOCF, N68055, operated by the Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) as tight 1406, made an emergency landing at Stewart International Airport (Stewart), Newburgh, New York, after the flightcrew determined that there was smoke in the cabin cargo compartment. The flight was operating under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121 as a cargo flight from Memphis, Tenn...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On April 23, 1996, a Delta Air Lines McDonnell Douglas MD-88 airplane, N985DL, operating as flight 1593, experienced an uncontained low pressure turbine (LPT) failure? in the No. 2 (right) engine during a regularly scheduled Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121 passenger flight from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta, Georgia. The flightcrew reported that while cruising at flight level (FL) 3 10, they heard a ?loud bang? from the No. 2 engine, a Pratt &...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: About 0554 Eastern Daylight Time,? on September 5, 1996, a Douglas DC-IO-IOCF, N68055, operated by the Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) as flight 1406, made an emergency landing at Stewart International Airport (Stewart), New York, after the flightcrew determined that there was smoke in the cabin cargo compartment. The flight was operating under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121 as a cargo flight from Memphis, Tennessee, to...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On July 31, 1997, the Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) reported an operational error resulting from its issuance of a clearance to Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight 805 to descend below the minimum instrument altitude (MIA) applicable to the area southwest of Asheville, North Carolina. The pilot received a ground proximity warning and climbed back to a safe altitude, reporting the incident to Atlanta ARTCC after landing. The National Transportat...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On February 20, 1997, Mesaba Airlines flight 3098, a de Havilland DHC-8-102, N828MA, operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 flight, experienced an uncommanded left roll after departure from Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan. The flightcrew maintained control of the airplane with opposite aileron and aileron trim input. The captain reported that excessive right-wing-down trim was necessary to maintain a wings-level att...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On January 12, 1997, about 1026 Hawaiian standard time, McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems (MDHS)? 369D helicopter, N7012G, powered by one Allison 250-C20B turboshaft engine, lost engine power about 150 feet above ground level (agl) shortly after takeoff from a helipad near Kamuela, Hawaii. The pilot initiated an autorotation, but the helicopter landed hard in an open field, resulting in the main rotor blades severing the tailboom. The helicopter was substanti...

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

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On February 8, 1997, about 1935 Atlantic standard time, a Cessna 402, N318AB, operating under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 as Air Sunshine flight 319, crashed into the Caribbean Sea southwest of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The flight had been a regularly scheduled flight operating under visual flight rules (VFR) between St. Thomas and St. Croix. The airplane was destroyed; two passengers were killed, and the pilot an...

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