NTSB to hold industry meeting on the safety of agricultural aircraft operations

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May 7

The National Transportation Safety Board will host a meeting with agricultural industry leaders and federal regulators to discuss its Special Investigation Report on the Safety of Agricultural Aircraft Operations. During the meeting, the NTSB will present the findings from the special investigation report including safety issues that relate to this unique sector of the general aviation community. Also, the NTSB will announce several new safety recommendations that are being issued to the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Agricultural Aviation Research & Education Foundation.

In addition to the special investigation report, investigators developed a new Safety Alert, "Preventing Obstacle Collision Accidents in Agricultural Aviation," to provide guidance for pilots and operators to increase safety in the industry.

The meeting is open for media to attend.

Event: Industry Meeting

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 2:00 PM (EDT)

Location: NTSB Headquarters

490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW

6th Floor (sign-in at Guard's Desk)

Washington, DC 20594

Participants: NTSB Board Member Earl Weener

NTSB Office of Aviation Safety Staff

Federal Aviation Administration Officials

National Agricultural Aviation Association Officials

A media availability will follow the meeting. Media unable to attend in person can call into a phone bridge for the discussion in "listen only" mode and participate in the media availability immediately following.

Media Phone Bridge Information: Call-in number (877) 446-3914, Participant Passcode 566295

Office of Public Affairs

490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW

Washington, DC 20594

Terry Williams




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of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.

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