US – National Transportation Safety Board News – 1 July 2016

A summary of this weeks activity and downloadable files of new reports published by the self-proclaimed, “world’s premier independent agency for accident investigation.”

PRESS RELEASES ISSUED THIS WEEK – 2

AVIATION SAFETY RECOMMENDATION LETTERS ISSUED THIS WEEK – 0

AVIATION MISHAP REPORTS ISSUED THIS WEEK – 131

  • New reports released this week – 131
  • Revised reports released this week – 0

AVIATION PRELIM REPORTS RELEASED THIS WEEK – 56
Avg Latency 14 Days After Event

AVIATION FACTUAL REPORTS RELEASED THIS WEEK – 41

  • Field Investigations (NTSB) – 14 (34%)
    Avg Latency 637 Days After Event
  • Limited Investigations (delegated to FAA) – 22 (54%)
    Avg Latency 416 Days After Event
  • Data collection reports (CA) – 2 (5%)
    Avg Latency 430 Days After Event
  • Incident report (IA) – 2 (5%)
  • Other (public use, foreign, etc.) – 1 (3%)
  • Number of factual reports more than one year old issued this week – 29

REPORTS OF PROBABLE CAUSE RELEASED THIS WEEK – 34 NEW – 0 REVISED

SUMMARIES OF NEW REPORTS:

 

Broken Eagle, by James Crouse

While this newsletter rarely strays from hard cold aircraft safety information, we have to make an exception for one of our own. Many readers know Jim Crouse, a long time aviation attorney and retired Army aviator. Jim was one of the charter subscribers here and someone we count as a close friend. In his new book, Broken Eagle, Jim has merged his love of the law with his knowledge of aviation and produced a work that should be terrifically entertaining for anyone who wades through the material we usually send out.

Broken Eagle is a hard-hitting story with an aviation-military-legal theme. It involves an Army helicopter pilot, Jake Baird, who left Army combat service, got his law degree, and settled into his one-man law practice in the South, he intended to leave life-threatening situations behind.  But when a disheveled ex-military officer pressed a folder of classified documents about a developmental aircraft, the fatally flawed Sea Eagle, into Jake’s hands, his safe and comfortable world was blown apart. With the files comes a warning, “Watch your six.”  Jake soon finds his world crawling with men in dark suits and sunglasses who are willing to do anything—including murder—to recover the files and keep the deadly program going.

So Jake is caught in the fight of his life—to save himself, do justice for the widow of a Marine pilot, and prevent the deaths of more service members.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book and encourage you to read it. You can ask for it at your local bookstore or order it directly at this link.

While you’re at it, you might want to check out Jim’s author website

 

US – National Transportation Safety Board News – 22 June 2016

A summary of this weeks activity and downloadable files of new reports published by the self-proclaimed, “world’s premier independent agency for accident investigation.”

PRESS RELEASES ISSUED THIS WEEK – 1

AVIATION SAFETY RECOMMENDATION LETTERS ISSUED THIS WEEK – 0

AVIATION MISHAP REPORTS ISSUED THIS WEEK – 74

  • New reports released this week – 73
  • Revised reports released this week – 1

AVIATION PRELIM REPORTS RELEASED THIS WEEK – 19
Avg Latency 8 Days After Event

AVIATION FACTUAL REPORTS RELEASED THIS WEEK – 10

  • Field Investigations (NTSB) – 3 (30%)
    Avg Latency 648 Days After Event
  • Limited Investigations (delegated to FAA) – 5 (50%)
    Avg Latency 443 Days After Event
  • Data collection reports (CA) – 2 (20%)
    Avg Latency 39 Days After Event
  • Incident report (IA) – 0 (0%)
  • Other (public use, foreign, etc.) – 0 (0%)
  • Number of factual reports more than one year old issued this week – 6

REPORTS OF PROBABLE CAUSE RELEASED THIS WEEK – 44 NEW – 0 REVISED

SUMMARIES OF NEW REPORTS:

 

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