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(SB-10-10) Poor Maintenance Started Accident Chain That Resulted In High-Speed Runway Excursion That Killed Four In 2008, NTSB Determines

Washington, DC – A chartered business jet crashed at a South Carolina airport 18 months ago because of the operator’s inadequate maintenance of the airplane’s tires and the decision by the captain to attempt a high-speed rejected takeoff, which went against standard operating procedures and training, the NTSB determined today.

(SB-10-09) NTSB Chairman Highlights Runway Safety And Human Fatigue In Address To Air Traffic Controllers

Washington, DC – In an address to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) in Orlando today, NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman lauded controllers for their role in keeping the number of runway incursions low while challenging the Federal Aviation Administration to hasten the pace of its efforts to improve runway safety.

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