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May 28, 2009
NTSB Accident Investigation Public Dockets To Be Online
According to a Press Release issued today, the NTSB will begin releasing all of its accident investigation public dockets on its website starting June 1, 2009. The Press Release notes that the "effort serves to further bring the Safety Board into compliance with a number of legislative and executive mandates aimed at improving the U.S. government's use of electronic media to foster a more open and transparent government."
If you would to access the NTSB's public dockets, you will need to visit the FOIA Electronic Reading Room on the NTSB website. A link to the list of
public dockets may be found here. You can also obtain more information about the NTSB accident investigation dockets by calling the NTSB Records Management Division at (202) 314-6551 or (800) 877-6799 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Greg
May 27, 2009
Consequences of an Unauthorized TFR or DC ADIZ Incursion
If you are wondering what happens to a pilot after he or she is "caught" entering the DC ADIZ or a TFR without authorization, other than the obvious media hype that follows, a recent NTSB opinion deals with that very situation. For a discussion of the case and some of the things to keep in mind following an unauthorized incursion, please read my latest article on the subject here.
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