Helecopter Crash, Palmer, AK, March 27 2021, NTSB Media Brief

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NTSB Board Member Tom Chapman briefs the media on the investigation of the the Palmer, Alaska Helicopter Crash March 29, 2021.All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board.  The audio was cleaned up and breaks removed.If you want to see the visuals, you can watch the YouTube video https://youtu.be/WXSEG8O6iUs posted on the NTSBgov channel.

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Revenue Passenger-Carrying Operations: NTSB Post Meeting Media Availability

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt conducted a virtual media briefing to answer questions following completion of a public board meeting held March 23, 2021, to consider the draft report on recommendations for the implementation of stricter regulatory requirements for some types of revenue passenger-carrying general aviation (Part 91) operations.The media availability was conducted using Teams Live Event and the Chairman participated by phone.All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board.  The audio was cleaned up and meeting breaks removed.If you want to see the visuals, you can watch the YouTube video https://youtu.be/JdgZzqgiIfM posted on the NTSBgov channel.The Board meeting can be heard at https://anchor.fm/safety-investigations/episodes/Revenue-Passenger-Carrying-Operations-NTSB-Board-Meeting-91-ethdvtTranscript

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Revenue Passenger-Carrying Operations: NTSB Board Meeting 91

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The National Transportation Safety Board held a public board meeting on March 23, 2021, 9:30 a.m. Eastern time, to consider a draft report on recommendations for the implementation of stricter regulatory requirements for some types of revenue passenger-carrying general aviation operations. The NTSB has a long history of concerns about the safety of various revenue passenger-carrying operations, including sightseeing flights conducted in hot air balloons, helicopters, and other aircraft and parachute jump flights. These operations are not subject to the same maintenance, airworthiness, and operational requirements as other commercial flight operations. The five-member board considered the need for broader oversight and additional safety requirements for certain types of revenue passenger-carrying general aviation operations. All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board.  The audio was cleaned up and meeting breaks removed. If you want to see the visuals, you can watch the YouTube video https://youtu.be/_AjQ4-L51aU posted on the NTSBgov channel. 

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Lithium-Ion Battery Fires in Electric Vehicles – Safety Risks to Emergency Responders: NTSB Report

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WASHINGTON (Jan. 13, 2021) ­– The National Transportation Safety Board issued Safety Report 20/01 “Safety Risks to Emergency Responders from Lithium-Ion Battery Fires in Electric Vehicles” Jan. 13, 2021. This video summarizes that report and focuses on the safety risks to first and second responders posed by electric vehicles that are powered by high-voltage, lithium-ion batteries.

All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board.  The audio was cleaned up and breaks removed.

For more information go to: https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/NR20210113.aspx

The report is available here: https://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety-studies/Documents/SR2001.pdf

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UH-60 Crash, Idaho, Feb. 2, 2021: ARNG Briefing on Preliminary Findings

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ARNG Briefing on Mar. 6, 2021 on the Feb. 2, 2021 UH-60 Crash preliminary findings.

All audio is courtesy: Idaho National Guard.  The audio was cleaned up as best as I could.  The original was low volume with a lot of background noise.

The orginal Facebook video version of briefing can be found at https://www.facebook.com/idahonationalguard/videos/275892937219770/

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United 328 Engine Incident, Feb 20 2021: NTSB Briefing 1

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WASHINGTON (Feb. 22, 2021) ­– NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt conducted a virtual media briefing Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, to provide an update on the agency’s investigation of Saturday’s engine failure incident on United Airlines flight 328.  

United Airlines flight 328 experienced a right engine failure shortly after takeoff from Denver International Airport. The airplane returned safely to Denver; none of the 229 passengers or 10 crewmembers were injured. The flight’s destination was Honolulu, Hawaii.

NTSB investigators from the Denver regional office along with another investigator who lives in the area, plus the investigator-in-charge and a powerplant specialist from NTSB headquarters, responded to the incident and began the investigation.

All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board.  The audio was cleaned up and meeting breaks removed.

If you want to see the images, you can find them at https://www.flickr.com/photos/ntsb/50970664463/in/album-72157718394756368/

You can watch the YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VfGJsfS13g posted on the NTSBgov channel.

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Collision Between Pickup Truck with Trailer and Group of Motorcycles, Jun. 21, 2019: NTSB Meeting

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NTSB Meeting Dec 1 2020 Collision Between Pickup Truck with Trailer and Group of Motorcycles

Seven motorcyclists died and three were seriously injured when the commercial truck, a 2016 Ram 2500 pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer, crossed the centerline of US-2 and collided with the motorcyclists traveling in the opposite direction.

All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board.  The audio was cleaned up and meeting breaks removed.

If you want to see the visuals, you can find them at https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/Randolph-presentations-deck.pdf or watch the YouTube video https://youtu.be/WZgtQKeCW8o posted on the NTSBgov channel.

An abstract of the final report, which includes the findings, probable cause, and all safety recommendations, is available at https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/2020-HWY19MH010-BMG-abstract.pdf

The final report is available at https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/HAR2004.pdf

The docket for the investigation is available at https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket?NTSBNumber=HWY19MH010

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Atmos Energy Corporation Natural Gas-Fueled Explosion, Feb. 23, 2018: NTSB Meeting

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NTSB Meeting: Jan. 12, 2021, Atmos Energy Corporation Natural Gas-Fueled Explosion

A natural-gas fueled explosion at about 6:45 a.m., (CST) Feb. 23, destroyed the single-family home at 3534 Espanola Drive, Dallas, killed a 12-year-old girl and injured several others.

The NTSB decided to investigate the accident and a team of three investigators arrived on-scene the morning of Feb. 25.  During the initial assessment of the accident site, investigators learned of two other homes in the immediate vicinity that were damaged by two separate explosions/fires two days earlier.

All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board.  The audio was cleaned up and meeting breaks removed.

If you want to see the visuals, you can watch the YouTube video https://youtu.be/jRuddo2heFU posted on the NTSBgov channel.

An abstract of the final report, which includes the findings, probable cause, and all safety recommendations, is available at https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/2021-01-12%20–%20Abstract%20–%20Dallas%20Texas%20–%20Atmos%20Energy%20Corporation%20Natural%20Gas-Fueled%20Explosion.pdf

The final report is available at https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/PAR2101.pdf

The docket for the investigation is available at https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket?NTSBNumber=PLD18FR002

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Calabasas California, Helicopter Crash, Jan 26, 2020: NTSB Meeting

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NTSB Meeting: Feb. 9, 2021, Calabasas California, Helicopter Crash

This is the flight that killed Kobe Bryant.

The NTSB launched a Go Team to the site of a helicopter crash in California. On January 26, 2020, about 0947 PST, a Sikorsky S76B helicopter, N72EX, crashed into hilly terrain near Calabasas, California. A post impact fire ensued and resulted in a brush fire. The eight passengers and one pilot on board were fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed.

Jennifer Homendy was the Member on scene, and Bill English is the Investigator-in-Charge.

All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board.  The audio was cleaned up and meeting breaks removed.  

If you want to see the visuals, you can go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/ntsb/albums/72157712875522717 or watch the YouTube video https://youtu.be/f9ZkIDVEunA posted on the NTSBgov channel. 

An abstract of the final report, which includes the findings, probable cause, and all safety recommendations, is available at https://go.usa.gov/xsxU8  The full final report is available at https://go.usa.gov/xs8jz

The docket for the investigation is available at https://go.usa.gov/xAuAM

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